# 21139

MARTINDALE, F. W.

[CRICKET]. Alice in Holidayland.

$330.00 AUD

A parody in prose, verse and picture. Perpetrated with apologies to the immortal originals of Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel. Pictures by Frank H. Mason and Noel Pocock. Second edition. Leeds: Chorley & Pickersgill, n.d. [c. 1920]. Oblong quarto, illustrated cards (a little soiled), illustrated throughout. Featuring a delightful Australian plate of a kangaroo and British lion fighting over the Ashes, an urn which Alice is holding tightly. This scarce publication was commissioned by the North Eastern Railway to accompany an advertising campaign which promoted the resorts in the North East of England using characters from Lewis Carroll’s popular books. Charming juvenilia with Australian content, five copies recorded in Australian collections (NLA, SLNSW, SLSA, Monash, MCC Library).