[ALICE IMITATION]. TURNBULL, A. (author). Dr. J.C. SMITH (illustrator). René CLOKE (illustrator). Mr. Never-Lost. A Story for children between the ages of eight and eighty. London, W. & R. Chambers, Limited. 1936.
8vo. Original light blue linson boards lettered and ruled in dark blue, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 5-239; with mounted coloured frontispiece and black-and-white drawings throughout by René Cloke; a very good copy with dusting and speckling to edges of book block, protected by the attractive, unclipped dustwrapper (3/6) with light dusting, fraying to spine ends, chipping to corners and one, nearly closed, tear to upper joint (40mm) now neatly repaired to the reverse with archival tissue.
Second edition, published three years after the first. A 'modern' fantasy adventure, and an "outstanding work in the tide of children's books" (The Scotsman review), about a young girl, Rosie, who travels through the drawing-room wallpaper to Fairyland. The narrative is constructed along the lines of Carroll's Alice adventures and "sparkl[es] with humorous word-play" (Manchester City News review).