Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice in Wonderland, illustrated by A.H. Watson

Here’s the cover and some beautiful colour plates from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by A. H. Watson.

First published in 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has remained a continually popular and well loved children’s story, centred around the story of Alice, and her surreal experiences after falling down a rabbit hole and entering Wonderland.

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Alice Helena Watson (1896 – 1984) was a prolific and highly skilled artist, who is best known for her graceful work for children’s books and nursery tales, but also provided illustrations for dust-jackets, magazines, and other one-off pieces.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by A. H. Watson

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by A. H. Watson - 1960 edition

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by A. H. Watson – 1960 edition

This collect edition of Alice’s adventures, which also includes several inked drawings throughout, was first published by Collins in 1939, later re-printed in 1951, 1956, 1957 and 1960 that I’m aware of, some editions with new covers. There may have been other editions.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by A. H. Watson - 1951 editionIncluded here is a picture of the 1957 edition’s cover binding, behind the dust jacket. The 1951 edition used the same, but with a green cover.

WEB LINKS

Find copies of this edition on AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

Alice in Wonderland books on AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

EH Press is an Australian site that offers “Alice” greetings cards that include these A.H. Watson illustrations

Alice in the Internet

Wikipedia: Illustrators of Alice in Wonderland

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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