Judging A Book By Its Cover: Alice In Wonderland (XIII)

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

I forget how this edition came to my library…but it’s great. I love the art style on the cover and on the inside it’s semi-annotated, giving children some vocabulary words and their meanings. It’s from 1970, published by Classic Publishing Corporation, as part of the Education Classics Library,  and it’s unabridged! 

4 thoughts on “Judging A Book By Its Cover: Alice In Wonderland (XIII)

  1. Britta says:

    Like you I collect editions of the Alice books. So when I found your blog, I read all the Alice postings. The book in this posting looks great, and yeeeees I found a copy reasonably priced on Ebay. So now I’ll just have to wait for it to turn up in my mail box.

    Thanks for posting so many pictures of each book that you write about! That’s the sort of blog postings that useful to others.

  2. Britta says:

    I received the book some time ago, and as I thought from seing your pictures, it’s totally charming. Both the 70ies style illustrations and the annotations, I’ve never seen this kind of semi-annotations (as you call them) before. I have the large new annotated book isbn. 9780393245431 , but that is a totally different kind of book.
    I’ve reviewed it on Amazon.uk :

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Annotated-Alice-150th-Anniversary-Deluxe/dp/0393245438/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1476432562&sr=8-2&keywords=Annotated+alice

    I’m “Alice in W.-collector” in there.
    But I must say I love blog posts with lots of pictures, the way you make them, because the pictures tell so much!

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