Golliwogg in the African Jungle, First Edition, by Florence Upton

Published: 1909

Date: 1909

Florence Upton published and illustrated thirteen Golliwogg books with verses written by her mother, Bertha Upton. The character of the Golliwogg was based upon a childhood toy of Upton. Her charming book illustrations contributed to the launch of the Golliwogg into a landmark children's character in it's time. Unusually, some of the rarest of her books are the later ones such as this one. This copy of The Golliwogg in the African Jungle first edition is in very good condition for it's age. Cloth backed paper covered illustrated covers with Golliwogg and the giraffe. Brown cloth spine strip. All in very good condition for an antique book - clean and minimal wear. Internally very clean and no children's scribbles or significant marks. Illustrated with full page colour plates. Pages all intact. Only one 2" tear on page 49. Oblong 4to. Sixty four printed pages.

£450

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