Fine presses


Artists Choice Editions, London & Oxford, UK

Illustrating Alice, 2013
An international selection of illustrated editions of Lewis Caroll’s 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass'



Lewis Carroll’s life and writings have been exhaustively documented but until now very little has been written about the illustrated editions of his much loved works. Since 1907 when the copyright for Lewis Carroll’s 'Alice in Wonderland' expired there has been a world wide explosion of illustrated editions by artists who have been inspired to visualise Alice in their own fashion. The focus of 'Illustrating Alice' are the contemporary versions. These are discussed by experts and illustrators from nine countries – Brazil, China, England, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, the United States and Canada. There is also a chapter on Alice in film.

204 pages, 310 x 206mm, edition of 500 standard copies and 68 specials. The book is typeset in Breughel and printed on 150gsm Stowe Book White paper.

Standard Edition £86 (plus P&P and insurance)

Russian Alices
, 2016
Illustrated editions of 'Alice in Wonderland' from the USSR and the post-Soviet era with contributions by Tatiana Ianovskaia, Olia Harris and Ella Parry-Davies.




This engaging book offers an exploration of a wonderful selection of Russian and Ukrainian illustrated editions of 'Alice in Wonderland'. Many of the illustrations have never been seen outside of Russia before. Each of the chapters from Alice is accompanied with illustrations made by various artists specifically to accompany the text. Most are in colour, some black and white with several double-page spreads.

Large quarto (320mm x 220mm x 30mm) with illustrated paper covered boards and red linen spine. Printed in Galliard type on Snow White paper. Artists' Choice Editions, London, 2016. Hardcover.

This book is number 74 of 160 standard copies.


A Musical Eye, The Visual World of Britten and Pears, 2012



The special edition has two new etchings by Keith Grant (shown below), numbered and signed with a special essay on Keith Grant, bound quarter leather and contained in a slipcase.


The first book to focus on the importance of art and design in the lives of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears. Edited by Judith Legrove, Introduction by Colin Matthews and Chapters by David Crilly, Caroline Harding, Paul Kildea, Judith Legrove, Julian Potter, Alan Powers, Jane Pritchard and T. G. Rosenthal.

168 pages plus printed endpapers, 310 x 242mm, edition of 650 standard copies and 48 specials. Typeset in Breughel printed on 150gsm Stow Book White and bound with printed covers and cloth spine by Ludlow Bookbinders.


Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 2011
Lewis Carroll with illustrations by John Vernon Lord


This is John Vernon Lord’s third book illustrating the works of Lewis Carroll. It has more than 100 illustrations, most in colour, including 12 full-page and one double-page, plus chess board endpapers. Foreword by Selwyn Goodacre, a leading expert on Lewis Carroll, and afterword by the artist.

144 pages, 310 x 195mm, bound by Ludlow Bookbinders. 320 standard copies with cloth spine, signed and numbered; 98 special copies, bound quarter leather with a separate folder containing four signed giclée prints and an illustrated bibliography titled Lord’s List detailing 58 other works by John Vernon Lord, all contained in a slipcase.

Standard Edition SOLD

Special Edition SOLD