Arthur Rackham ink drawing featured in one of 1130 copies of the 1907 Heinemann edition Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland… by Lewis Carroll, along with one of the illustrations. It sold for £5500 at Ewbank’s.

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The most expensive of those seen at Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) in Send, Surrey, albeit under estimate at £5500, was one of 1130 copies of the 1907, Heinemann edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland… by the writer and mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, or Lewis Carroll as he was more familiarly known.

In a later, gilt tooled blue leather binding and matching case, it also featured on the signed limitation page an ink drawing by Rackham that bears his monogram at lower right and the date ‘27.

That page together with one of the book’s printed illustrations, showing Alice surrounded by birds and other creatures, some considerably larger than her, are shown left.

A catalogue note pointed out that the consignor of this lot was a “leading collector of Rackham’s work”.