Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dali and the Héliogravure

Today I had the pleasure of evaluating a copy of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, from a rare, limited edition published in 1969 by Maecenas Press – Random House, New York.

Printed in an edition of 2500, the unbound copies included an etching and twelve heliogravures, and with Salvador Dali’s signature on the title page.

In case you’re wondering, héliogravure is a process invented in the 19th century for reproducing photographic images and is regarded as the oldest of its type.

The copy is coming to auction in November, so I’ll post more about it when it’s auction catalog is released. In the meantime, here are a few quick images…