Simply Frabjous!

There is a website used for the buying and selling of books called AbeBooks. On this site they do a really cool thing where at the end of every month they put out a list of the top ten most expensive books sold that month. Every month (well for the past two months) I have taken great pleasure perusing the list with bulging eyes, secretly hoping I’ll recognize a book that I have in my shop but have yet to research. So far I have had no such luck BUT I did discover something amazing that I had to immediately share with every person I came in physical contact with, and also a bunch of people on my phone… and on facebook… and obviously you, the readers of my blog.

One of my favourite artists is Salvador Dali (I didn’t forget what I was talking about I promise).  And one of my favourite books is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (are you making the connection yet?). Turns out in 1969 Maecenas Press and Random House publish a limited edition volume of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by none other than Dali himself. They only printed 2500 copies.

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Suffice to say that as my bulging eyes took in the information, my heart felt like it was going to explode (yes I am aware that that is an odd reaction but it happened none-the-less). In an attempt to calm myself I told phone and facebook people, it didn’t really help. So, unsatisfied with the amount of information given by the book seller, and my ability to share said information, I googled the images. They are amazing. My eyes bulged out even further, my jaw practically unhinged and I started to drool, and then a customer walked in…

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