In 1969, the Maecenas Press imprint of Random House published 2,700 copies of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, each chapter accompanied by one of 12 heliogravures by Salvador Dalí. Over the years the books became increasingly rare, and prices astronomical (one went for $5,625 at Christie’s in 2008). This month, in celebration of the book’s 150th anniversary, a new edition with the illustrations and an 1897 manuscript of the text (at a more modest $24.95) is out from Princeton University Press in association with the National Museum of Mathematics. It makes the dreamlike narrative illustrated by surrealist mash-ups of rabbits, caterpillars, clocks, and playing cards finally accessible to a wider audience.
Here @ Prospect Library we have been creating some new programs for adults – please join us on Tuesday afternoons in the Reading Room from 1:30-3:30pm for a rousing game of Scrabble!
Here @ Prospect Library we have been creating some new programs for adults – if you would like to be involved in ‘Gardening Fun’, run by the Prospect Community Garden Inc group, please contact us to book your place!
Zinio is a platform for e-magazines and SA public library users are now lucky enough to have access to over 400 different magazines, with an emphasis on Australian publications. Aside from the ability to deliver huge content choice, the other great benefit of using Zinio for your magazine needs is that you can keep any of the magazines that you’ve checked out FOREVER. No need to return them, no overdues, ever!
So, get downloading! 🙂
~ Harriet ~