A FIRST edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has gone on display in Oxford to mark the book’s 150th anniversary.

The edition forms part of the Printing Alice exhibition at the Weston Library in Broad Street, Oxford.

First published in June 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was written by Oxford University scholar and teacher Charles Dodgson, under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

Dr Francesca Galligan, the exhibition curator and rare books assistant librarian said: “The display celebrates 150 years since the first printing of Alice and we’ll be showing the immensely rare first edition, which was suppressed shortly after publication.”

Dodgson requested 50 copies were bound early for him to inscribe but the book’s illustrator, John Tenniel complained about the “disgraceful” quality of the printing. The free display continues until August 23.