Potter & Potter Auctions

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Lewis Carroll and Alice: The Collection of Stephen and Nancy Farber

For nearly four decades, the Farbers have been "mad as a hatter," collecting everything related to Alice in Wonderland. One focus of their collection were the hundreds of various illustrators that, since 1865, have been producing unique renditions of the characters and scenes from this popular children's book. The Farbers also had a deep fascination for the many translations of the work, chief among them perhaps the most important: the "original Alice's copy" of Nabokov's Russian translation of Alice. Other highspots of the sale include a presentation copy of Alice from Carroll to the British illustrator Richard Doyle, a second presentation copy from John Tenniel, the illustrator, and featuring one of his famous pencil sketches, a massive six-foot prototype celestial globe from one of London's leading makers that featuring all of the Alice characters, and many other rarities including toys, posters, and art.


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