A remarkable event featured illustrations, books, sketches, toys, posters, and art related to Lewis Carroll's (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832-98) legacy, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland book series. Potter & Potter held the 272-lot sale on Nov. 30. The sale had an average lot value of $850 and a sell-through rate of 92 percent. All prices noted include the auction house's 20-percent buyer's premium. The top lot in this sale was an original copy of Nabokov's Russian translation of Alice. Estimated at $10,000-$15,000, it delivered $45,000. Published in Berlin by Izdatel stov Gamayun in 1923, this rarity was signed in brown ink on the front by Alice P. Hargreaves (1852-1934), the original Alice, and featured 12 illustrations by S.V. Zalshupin in the Russian Constructivist style. It was accompanied by its original folding cloth chemise and slipcase. A signed, first authorized edition and first published English edition of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland carried a presale auction estimate of $30,000-$50,000 and brought $36,000. This example was published in London by Macmillan and Co. in 1865 but dated 1866 for the Christmas market. It featured 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. It was inscribed by the author using his real name. This was rare as Dodgson was careful to protect his privacy and to prevent his serious mathematical works from being linked with his children's books. This lot also included a first edition, first state of Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. It was published in London by Macmillan and Co. in 1871 but dated 1872. Illustrator Barry Moser's and Lewis Carroll's Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There was estimated at $3,000-$5,000 and delivered $7,800. They were published in West Hatfield, Mass., by the Pennyroyal Press in 1982. These first Moser editions, limited issues, featured 95 wood-engraved illustrations; both had extra engravings in each signed by the illustrator. The Pennyroyal Alice took nearly two years to produce and was both a commercial and a critical success, winning Moser the American Book Award for Design in 1982. Illustrator Salvador Dali's (1904-89) and Lewis Carroll's Alice s Adventures in Wonderland was estimated at $3,000-$5,000 and sold for $7,500. This limited edition, number 324 of 2,500 copies signed by Dali, was printed in New York by the Maecenas Press - Random House in 1969. This large folio included a colored and etched frontispiece and 12 color heliogravures with original remarques by Dali, each within 17 unbound and unstitched loose as issued gatherings. An unusual playing card soldier on ladder with paint brush automaton was estimated at $1,500-$2,500 and realized $5,520. This hand-built and handpainted metal, wood, cloth and plastic automaton was in the form of a card soldier (2 of spades). When plugged in, the ladder moved back and forth. This automaton appeared to be based on a similar animatronic in the Disneyland Alice in Wonderland attraction as part of the Painting the Roses Red sequence. "We were pleased with the strong showing of bidding both domestic and abroad. It shows that Alice and friends still remain in our collective psyche some 150 years later since the story was first written," followed up Chris Brink, director of Fine Books and Manuscripts. To learn more, visit www.potterauctions.com.