Thursday, January 18, 2018

Pretty, Pretty Alice

I try not to hoard different editions of books but there have been so many different, beautiful editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in the past couple of years that I've ended up with more copies than I intended. I hadn't yet had a chance to really explore this Anna Bond-illustrated edition from Puffin so I spent the last couple of days enjoying it from cover to cover.

First of all, I took a peek under the already-lovely dust jacket and found this SPLENDID cover. Even the headband is a sparkly gold that is awesome.

Then I opened the front cover and found these lovely monochromatic endpapers, full of all of the highlights of the story.

Finally, I enjoyed the lovely insides of the book, with lots of bright and beautiful illustrations. They definitely were inspired by the Disney film but, as it is one of my favorite things in the world, I loved it.

All of these images and more are at the Rifle Paper Co. website where Anna Bond is creative director. If you scroll to the bottom, you'll also see her Puffin in Bloom series, including such titles as Little Women and Anne of Green Gables. But I don't need more editions of these books, right? I don't need more ...

With failing resolve,


  1. How fun.! I've always loved Alice in Wonderland. :)

  2. Ha, ha, I know exactly how you feel! I have at least 5 different editions of Pride and Prejudice, including a wonderful illustrated one. That Alice looks gorgeous.

  3. There's nothing like an anniversary to bring out the beautiful editions. This was is superb--may have to get it myself. Alice is one of my sentimental favorites as my dad read it to me many times.

  4. I love everything the Rifle Paper Company does, honestly. Did you see they have postage stamps now? Rifle Paper Co postage stamps? GET EXCITED.

    I have a mission to own the One Best Edition of all my favorite books ultimately, but I try not to hoard. If I buy a new edition of a book, I have to get rid of my old edition, the one single exception being those super-attractive Jim Kay-illustrated editions of the Harry Potter series. I love them but I can't part with the original HP books that I read as a youth.

  5. I actually didn't know much about Rifle before this but now I am exploring and, well, I need things. Lots of things.