Illustrations by W. Tell.
Published by The Car Illustrated, 1914.
Hardback: brown boards with pictorial onlay, this copy has a damaged spine, but this seems to be fairly typical for this book. No dust jacket: I’m not sure if it ever had one?
This is an anti-war Alice parody, with references to the Kaiser and events of the first year of the 1914-1918 conflict. The illustrations are close parodies of the Tenniel originals.
There’s plenty of verse, including a version of Jabberwocky:
‘Twas dertag, and the slithy Huns
Did sturm and sturgel through the sludge;
All bulgeous were the blunderguns,
And the bosch bombs outbludge
Beware the Ulsterman, my son—
The jaws that bite at kin and kith;
Because the Carsonclan, and shun
The frumious Ridersmith…
…‘And is the Kaiserhog at large?
Then show him to your blarney boy!
Oh, frabjous day! Hurroo! Hurray!’
They chortled in their joy.
I bought my copy on abebooks.