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Upton, Bertha
London; New York; Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co, 1901. 66 p. Includes illustrations. (Upton, Florence K. ) illustrator. THE GOLLIWOGG'S "AUTO-GO-CART; " pictures by Florence K. Upton; verses by Bertha Upton. London; New York; Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co., [1901], (1901). FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to-8-11/16" x 11-1/8". Green cloth backed color pictorial glazed paper covered boards with scattered light wear to bottom edges, minor wear to lower fore edge corner of front cover, and minor soiling to back cover for what is a very lovely copy of the book. Swan motif endpapers with gift inscription dated Christmas 1901 on FFEP recto; FFEP verso with publisher's advertisement for six titles by the same Authors. 66 pp. The book, written in verse by Bertha Upton, follows Golliwogg and his five Dutch doll friends as they head out on adventures in Golliwogg's new battery powered "auto-go-cart; " adventures quickly turn into misadventures for Golliwogg and his pals; illustrated by Florence K. Upton, Bertha's daughter, with thirty-one wonderful full page chromolithographs including one double-page drawing of Golliwogg and the dolls all tied up and marching to prison with three policemen on rocking horses following close behind, plus numerous sepia drawings within text; one page with a short closed tear measuring 5/8" long at lower gutter, otherwise, internally the book is fine. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD +. Very good. No dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers [Houston, TX, U.S.A.]

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