“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”. George Collingridge, British/Australian.
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”
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“Alice In One Dear Land” and “Through The Joke In Class”

1922, 1923. Pair of soft-cover hand-sewn letterpress books, one with process screen and line block illustrations and the other with tipped-in wood engravings and a list of oil paintings by Collingridge, 29.2 x 22.7cm. In very good condition.

“Not an actual reprint of the Carroll books, but a significant variant nevertheless, appeared in 1922 when local author and artist George Collingridge published the first Australianised version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, entitled Alice in One Dear Land. This was followed by Through the Joke in Class in 1923, a parody of Through the Looking Glass. These two smallish, limited edition works were issued by the author in association with publisher W.C. Penfold & Co. They included illustrations by Collingridge and made use of the artificial language Esperanto. Alice is presented in a distinctly Australian setting with kangaroos, emus and other local fauna accompanying her on a journey from Alice Springs. …Both works are now extremely rare.” Ref: Michael K. Organ, extracted from “Alice in Oz…”, University of Wollongong, 2013.

It is interesting to note that the parody Through the Joke in Class involves Alice revisiting Australia to deal with problems in the laying of the foundations for the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Item #CL174-121

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