A beautiful box made to hold early signed copies of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
I have copies of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”. They are a pair, were published in 1898, and are in very good condition. They were left to me by an aunt when she died about forty years ago. She was born in 1898, the same year they were published, so perhaps they were a Christening present?
Due to their condition there was therefore no opportunity to rebind them or “mess” with them in any way. So I decided that a box/slip case was the only answer.
As luck would have it I found a pack of 100 Alice in Wonderland postcards on Amazon. Many are by Sir John Tenniel, who was the original illustrator. My wife, who is something of an expert on children’s books, was quite clear that the original illustrations were in black and white. I was therefore forbidden to use any that had been coloured at a later date!
The Slip Case contains ten of the original black and white postcards. The top of the box opens in four directions and each has a postcard on both sides. The final two are under the two books in the box.