The Pennyroyal Press

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


Go here to see available engravings and sketches from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Moser was commissioned by the Albion Press in 1978 to produce engravings for their fine press edition of Moby Dick. Upon completion, it occured to Moser, Jeff Dwyer, and Harold McGrath that they would be able to do projects on the same scale and with equal craftsmanship.  After doing some basic market research in which they asked various booksellers around the world what title they thought they could best sell, they decided to do Alice. A commentary was commissioned by one of America’s leading Victorianists, James Kincaid and with the lack of a definitive text, Moser sought out a leading authority, Selwyn Goodacre, to put together an experimental text, based on Carroll’s corrections to his original text.

The project was both a commercial and a critical success, winning the American Book Award for Design in 1982.

The book has seventy-five wood engravings engraved by Barry Moser and printed by Harold McGrath with a complete set of prints enclosed.  It was bound by Grey Parrot in half-leather.

Limited to 350 signed and numbered copies.  To each book, R. Michelson Galleries has added one of the original concept pencil drawings.

View a playlist of videos of Moser talking about the many Alice and Through the Looking-Glass characters at our 30 Year Anniversary exhibit in 2012. They will play in succession

Visit our YouTube page to scan the list of videos.