FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to. 11 x 8.5 inches. 63 pp. Illustrated by 32 chromolithograph plates, including title page, and by other drawings in text. Bound in original stiff card boards with cloth spine and pictorial front board, which has a small faint water-stain, not affecting the image. Decorated green endpapers. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a very good copy. Attractive 1897 gift inscription on first free endpaper.
The US born English illustrator, Florence Kate Upton (1872-1922) found inspiration for her Golliwogg books in penny wooden dolls and an old toy found in her attic. The thirteen Golliwogg adventures were published 1895-1909 and the verses were written by her mother, Bertha (1849-1912).
Author UPTON, BERTHA. UPTON, FLORENCE,
Binding Bound in original stiff card boards with cloth spine and pictorial front board
Publisher Longmans, Green and Co.
Illustrator UPTON, FLORENCE
Condition Very good