Leonard Weisgard’s 1949 Alice in Wonderland Illustrations

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Here’s the beau­ti­ful 1949 edi­tion of Alice’s Adven­tures in Won­der­land and Through the Look­ing Glass, illus­trated by Leonard Weis­gard — only the sec­ond ver­sion of the Lewis Car­roll clas­sic, and the first with color illus­tra­tions. The vibrant, tex­tured art­work exudes a cer­tain mid-century bold­ness that makes it as much a time­less cel­e­bra­tion of the beloved children’s book as it is a time-capsule of bygone aes­thetic from the golden age of illus­tra­tion and graphic design.

A vibrant mid-century homage to one of the most beloved children’s books of all time.

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” Alice was begin­ning to get tired of sit­ting by her sis­ter on the bank, and hav­ing noth­ing to do; once or twice she had peeped into the book her sis­ter was read­ing, but it had no pic­tures or con­ver­sa­tion in it, ‘and what is the use of a book’ thought Alice, ‘with­out pic­tures or conversations?’”

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