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Sweet Girl Goldie, a wonder story of butterfly time.
Spinner & Perkins, ,, New York 1884 - CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names or other marks, very clean, no creases, 1/4" chip from tip of front cover wing and 1/16" chip from following page. The original thin silk pearl cord, as received, was blended with strands of identical silk from the 1920's to strengthen the ties. New York: Spinner & Perkins, 1884, shaped chromo card covers tied with brown and cream silk threads on the insect body; a dark brown butterfly, forms the outside covers, inside covers repeat; title page with bright coloured butterflies and gilt titles, 10 textured interior sheets; a page of golden text and watercolours on every spread; approximately 6.5x9.5. Softcover. A quiet brown butterfly conceals beautiful bright lithos within of Sweet Girl Goldie and her adventures. Effusively written, but just barely a fantasy. When the little girl "rescues" her uncle's butterfly specimens and takes them out to live on the flowers, their dry bodies fall on the ground. Thinking Goldie meant harm, the Queen Butterfly calls her subjects, who seize the golden strands of the little girl's hair. But her uncle explains that he is the culprit, and from then on the butterflies flock lovingly around Goldie wherever she walks. Elizabeth Bullock Humphrey (1841 - 1889) was a noted card designer for Prang and the author/artist of several books, including Western Americana. Her child models, probably including Girl Goldie, came from her home village of Hopedale, Massachusetts. Prang mounted a retrospective and issued a book in her name after her death (Child Life). ABE Heritage Seller since 1996; conservative AB condition grading. We ship all our books in cardboard protection. International shipping. /EBH, illustrator. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Truman Price & Suzanne Price]
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