JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G. Lewis Carroll, Charles Geake, F. Carruthers Gould.
JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.
JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.
JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.
JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.
JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.
JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.
JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.
JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.
JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.

JOHN BULL'S ADVENTURES IN THE FISCAL WONDERLAND; with forty-six illustrations by F. C. G.

London: Methuen & Co., 1904. First Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Small 8vo, red cloth with gilt embossed spine and cover depicting John Bull presumably as The Mad Hatter seated and chained to a prison wall, illustrated by F. Carruthers Gould {"F.C.G.") with 46 caricatures blended into the original Tenniel illustrations, xi + 152 pages. Very Good / None. Item #1346

A SCARCE parody of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland that sends up and caricatures noteable English pre-World War I figures and their efforts to strengthen the pound.

Overall, this highly unusual economic parody of Lewis Carroll vis a vis British leadership has SCARCITY & INTEREST that out-value the copy's minor defects. To wit: the decorative red cloth is rubbed and has a few light blemishes; gilt on the spine is dull, though the embossed & chained de-hatted gent on the cover retains his bright gold. The text block is sound, though some pages have light discolorations and spotting. Most illustrations are bright and delightful caricatures.

Previous ownership markings on front pastedown and front endpaper.

Price: $145.00

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