Posts Tagged ‘hodder and stoughton

11
May
11

navigation with alice

Navigation with Alice by Frank Debenham. Published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1961.

Small 8vo with dustjacket.

Illustrated by Anne Scarisbrick.

Frank Debenham was a Cambridge don, but during World War II he taught navigation to young cadets, and adapted Alice in Wonderland to illustrate the concepts he was trying to get across.

The book includes Alice discussing declination and dancing the Latitude Quadrille with the Mock-Turtle, and learning about globes with the Dodo and compasses with the White Knight.

It confuses the hell out of me.

The illustrations, which are based on the Tenniels, are lovely, especially considering that Anne Scarisbrick was 16 years old when she drew them.

Bought on abebooks, and findable on amazon: Navigation with Alice

31
Jul
10

Through a Peerglass: Winnie’s Adventures in Wastemonster

Through a Peerglass: Winnie’s adventures in Wastemonster by Arthur Waghorne. Published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1908.

Frontispiece and 44 other illustrations by David Wilson.

A political satire based on Alice in Wonderland, including Lloyd George, Asquith, and the House of Lords in concert. Main character is Winnie Churchill.

First Edition, First Impression. Large 8vo.

My copy is rather worn and tatty, but as the cheapest available on abe are usually around the £300 mark, I think I’ll stick with it…

Bought on abebooks for £25. Bargain.




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