This 1897 edition of Through the Looking Glass belongs to the Eli M. Oboler Library Special Collections Department’s Children’s Literature Collection. The color illustration of the Tweedle twins, used on the cover of the book, is adapted from one of Sir John Tenniel’s black and white illustrations that accompanied the original edition of Carroll’s famous work. Tenniel’s wood engravings for the Alice books are among the most famous literary illustrations ever made. Sadly, the publisher of this edition gives no credit to Tenniel, despite reproducing the entire series of his illustrations. We have contrived that Dee and Dum shall convey our holiday wishes, though Alice tells us that they are far too irritatingly self-absorbed to do such a thing.
Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season
And a New Year of Peace and Happiness
Your Friends at Eli M. Oboler Library