Charles E. Graham & Co.- An ode to an uncredited artist III


This post is dedicated a ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass’ edition, published by Graham E. Charles & Co., New York, publishing house.

It’s a beautiful book, with a few wonderful colored illustrations, that due to their Victorian era style, I would guesstimate, date circa 1890’s. Sadly these charming illustrations, made by a very talented artist, are not credited. Aside the 5 colored illustrations, Tenniel’s illustrations are featured throughout the book. It’s printed on rather low-quality paper. My particular copy is in ok to good condition, with the paste-down colored illustration on the cover, missing the corner.

On a side note – To any of my readers, I love it when anyone gives me any feedback. It makes me happy to see other collectors, and Carroll’s enthusiasts commenting on my posts. So, please say hi, at the bottom of any post.

If anyone knows anything about this uncredited artist, please comment / write me about it. I have googled other of Graham’s publications, and there are plenty out there. I haven’t been able to find anything about that publisher, nor artists from the era, that this book was published in (im guessing it’s the turn of the 20th century).

Let’s dive into the book. I’ll place just the colored illustrations, as there’s already a post dedicated to Sir John Tenniel.

I love this cover! With Alice sleeping, dreaming of Wonderland, the White Rabbit, Card soldiers, King, and Mad Hatter, all around her.

Title page

The introduction no one wanted, or asked for.

Alice and the Caterpillar

Poor Bill the Lizard, recovering, after getting kicked out of the chimney. Note Alice, in the back, fleeing the scene.

Alice and the White Knight

Alice and the Chess people

The End


  1. I have a different version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland only that seems to be a Christmas version, a lite book. There’s no others markings besides a small light stamp on the front cover that says Charles E Graham &Co New York Made in the USA No credit to anyone. I have pictures, it’s definitely Edwardian.

    1. Hi Jami, apologies for the very late reply, somehow your comment escaped me. Ah the good old days when publishers didnt feel they need to credit the aritsts. seems so strange in our time. thank you for your comment!

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