* Lot #178, a celestial globe depicting the Red Kings dream as witnessed by Alice, recalled by Lewis Carroll, and illustrated using the artwork of John Tenniel, is estimated at $5,000-7,000. This 1/1 pre-publication proof was produced in London by Greaves & Thomas in 2001. This unique 33" diameter prototype example replaces the familiar constellations with characters or objects from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The gores are hand-done in watercolor and not printed. The globe is mounted on the manufacturer’s original custom-made and hallmarked wooden and metal stand. Included with the globe is Alice’s Celestial Globe, a book by Greaves & Thomas which outlines the plan and design of the globe. This pre-publication edition, limited issue, number 1 of 42 copies, was signed by the publisher.
* Lot #17, Salvador Dalí's and Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is estimated at $3,000-5,000. This limited edition, number 324 of 2,500 copies signed by Dalí, was printed in New York by the Maecenas Press - Random House in 1969. This large folio includes a colored and etched frontispiece and 12 color heliogravures with original remarques by Dalí, each within 17 unbound and unstitched loose as issued gatherings.
"The Farbers were truly "mad as a hatter" when it came to collecting all things Alice," said Chris Brink, Director of Fine Books and Manuscripts at Potter & Potter Auctions. "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. We are excited to jump down this rabbit hole!"