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Math and Madness in a 1960s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ Illustrated by Dalí

'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Salvador Dalí (photo of the book for Hyperallergic)

‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Salvador Dalí (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

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.

Knitty Gritty in the Library

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Prospect KNitty Gritty first meeting 22.5.2015

Adult Learner’s week, talking about herbs.

Herb Gardens

Garden fun @Prospect Library

Make your own mini garden

Scrabble @ Prospect Library

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!

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Gardening Fun @ Prospect Library

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!

gardening

Digital magazines now available @ your public library!

Logo%20Zinio_4Lib_horz%20(2)As some of the more regular users of the Prospect Library online catalogue might have noticed, public libraries across the state went live with a fantastic new product last week called Zinio.

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 ~

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