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Smith, Ruth L.

Alice in Wonderland Cookbook. With Erratum slip and signature.

Alice in Wonderland Cookbook. With Erratum slip and signature.

Regular price $500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $500.00 USD
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Curiosities / Firsts London 2024 / Illustrated books / Lewis Carroll
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Smith, Ruth L. Alice in Wonderland Cookbook. 

Illustrated by Elling William Gollings.

Muncie, Der Drucker, 1971.
8vo, [32] l., ill. 

In original pictorial wrappers, cord bound. With original envelope. 
In good condition, light wear. 

One of 600 numbered copies printed (500 are for sale). No 97. With Erratum slip (tipped in) and signature.

Each recipe in this unique cookbook, loosely based on food words mentioned in Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There', is illustrated and accompanied by either a real or fictitious quotation from 'Alice'.
According to the colophon, this book is a facsimile of a very rare cookbook printed by the Bowman Publishing Company of Evanston, Illinois, sometime before 1922. The copy was acquired from a British book dealer around 1950 and was part of the collection of Dr. Lall G. Montgomery, President of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. It is known that, as a student, Dr. Montgomery acquired French, German, and Italian translations of 'Alice in Wonderland' in an effort to gain facility in translating medical literature. His interest in these translations sparked a growing hobby of collecting 'Alice' in its numerous translations. This interest naturally extended to gathering editions with illustrations by various artists, along with personal letters written by Lewis Carroll, parodies, books about the 'Alice Books', and special editions of 'Alice'.
The recipes are accompanied by sepia, yellow, and black illustrations by American artist Elling William “Bill” Gollings (1878-1932), who studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and is best known for his works featuring cowboys. 

From the Collection of Stephen and Nancy Farber.

We couldn’t trace any copy of this edition in the UK. 

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