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The Golliwogg\'s Bicycle Club
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The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club

By Upton, Bertha

UPTON, FLORENCE. The Golliwog's Bicycle Club. London: Longmans, 1896CCloth spine, pictorial boards. Decorated endpapers. 32 full page color plates (including the title page), numerous illustrations in text. Minimal bumping for its age (have not seen better copy). Covered in mylar covering. Small blue ink mark on bottom of few pages but not on the pages themselves. Cannot see it..no marking, highlighting, writing, tearing, or missing pages Not an ex-library book. From a private collection of non-smoking office encased in glass. Beautiful collectors copy!! One of a very few left in this condition. Rare. 66pp. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1896 The golliwog, golliwogg or golly is a black fictional character created by Florence Kate Upton that appears in children's books in the late 19th century usually depicted as a type of rag doll. It was reproduced, both by commercial and hobby toy-makers as a children's toy called the "golliwog", and had great popularity in Europe and Australia into the 1970s. The doll is characterized by black skin, eyes rimmed in white, clown lips and frizzy hair. Though home-made golliwogs were sometimes female, the golliwog was generally male. For this reason, in the period following World War II, the golliwog was seen, along with the teddy bear, as a suitable soft toy for a young boy. The image of the doll has become the subject of controversy. Its depiction of black people has been accused of being racist, along with pickaninnies, minstrels, mammy figures, and other caricatures. The golliwog has been described as "the least known of the major anti-Black caricatures in the United States". In recent years, changing political attitudes with regard to race have reduced the popularity and sales of golliwogs as toys. Manufacturers who have used golliwogs as a motif have either withdrawn them as an icon or changed the name. In particular, the association of the golliwog with the pejorative term "wog" has resulted in the use of alternative names such as "golly" and "golly doll". Florence Kate Upton was born in 1873 in Flushing, New York, the daughter of English parents who had emigrated to the United States three years previously. Following the death of her father, she moved back to England with her mother and sisters when she was fourteen. There she spent several years drawing and developing her artistic skills. To afford tuition to art school, she illustrated a children's book entitled The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg. The 1895 book included a character named the Golliwogg, who was first described as "a horrid sight, the blackest gnome", but who quickly turned out to be a friendly character, and is later attributed with a "kind face." A product of the blackface minstrel tradition, the Golliwogg had jet black skin; bright red lips; and wild woolly hair. He wore red trousers, a shirt with a stiff collar, red bow-tie, and a blue jacket with tails -- all traditional minstrel attire. The Golliwog The second Golliwog title from a turn-of-the-century picture book series, noted for its artistic design and the stylish black doll character who is considered controversial today. Born in 1873, Upton, returned to her native Great Britain and began work as an illustrator. Returning to the U.S., she and her mother made a book together which featured a set of peg dolls and the dramatic black doll, they named the golliwog. The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls (1895) became a great success and so were all the others in the series, which took the golliwog and his companions to all kinds of places around the world.

$900.00

A Feast of Crows
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A Feast of Crows

By George R.R. Martin

Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Hardcover and DJ New. Full number line, first Edition, Book Four of The Game of Thrones Series. Beautiful copy!!

$400.00

A Storm of Swords: Book Three of A Song of Ice and Fire
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A Storm of Swords: Book Three of A Song of Ice and Fire

By George R.R. Martin

1st Edition First Printing for all (full number line). Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New.

$450.00

A Dance With Dragons
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A Dance With Dragons

By George R.R. Martin

Bantam 2011. Hardcover. First edition (& 1st printing). First printing with ''1'' on the copyright page. Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new)

$475.00

Dune House Atreides
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Dune House Atreides

By Herbert, Brian and Anderson, Kevin J.

Bantam Dell Pub Group, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition, 1st Impression. New. Unread, tight, clean copy.

$125.00

Dune
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Dune

By Herbert, Frank

Ace, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st printing thus

$75.00

Dune:House Corrino
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Dune:House Corrino

By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

New York: Bantam Books. 2001. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Fine in a Very Fine dust jacket. Clean, bright pages. Original unclipped dust jacket protected by an archival Brodart cover.

$125.00

Dune: House Harkonne
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Dune: House Harkonne

By Herbert, Brian and Anderson, Kevin J.

Bantam Books, New York, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Stephen Youll (dustjacket illustrator). 1st Edition. As New / As New. New York: Bantam Books, 2000. Dune: House Harkonnen, a continuation of the Dune-sequel series inspired by co-author Brian Herbert's father, Frank, with the timeless Dune. Octavo, dust jacket illustration by Stephen Youll, blackboards with silver spine imprinting, map endpapers, 603 pp. + family tree. As New; jacket and book are flawless. An example for the collector!

$125.00

Gerald\'s Game
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Gerald's Game

By King, Stephen

Viking, 1992 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, First Edition/First Printing. Good + Copy. Minimal wear to the cover/spine, but, integrity still intact. No missing pages or anything that would compromise the text.

$190.00

Foucault\'s Pendulum
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Foucault's Pendulum

By Umberto Eco

First Edition, 1st printing. This book is clean and bright, with no creases, no tears, and no markings. Dustjacket also in excellent condition; clean and bright, with no creases or tears.

$275.00

The Dark Tower VII
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The Dark Tower VII

By King, Stephen

Donald M. Grant/Scribner, 2004. 1st. Hardcover. Fine condition / Fine condition dust jacket First edition of the seventh book in King's acclaimed Dark Tower Series. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated endpapers. Illustrated by Michael Whelan. Fine in a fine dust jacket. First Edition as shown on copyright page. Beautiful collectors

$200.00

DREAMSONGS
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DREAMSONGS

By George R.R. Martin

Like New: A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear, with the dust jacket. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. First Edition in pristine condition.

$300.00

Of Mice And Men
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Of Mice And Men

By Steinbeck, John

First Printing, First Issue, with "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula, " lines 20-21, p. 9, and bullet between the eight's on p. 88, one of only 2500 copies (in subsequent printings, the nine words on p. 9 and the bullet between the eight's were removed and the entire page reset). Chosen as a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, accounting for the many copies now on the market in clipped "unpriced" dust jackets masquerading as the genuine article. Small 8vo: 186pp. Publisher's beige cloth, spine and upper cover lettered within orange title block between thick black rules. Truly, one for the vaults. Goldstone-Payne A7a. "Of Mice and Men (the title is drawn from Robert Burns's poem "To A Mouse": "The best laid schemes o' mice and men / Gang aft a-gley / An' leave us naught but grief an' pain / For promised joy") marks a deliberate change from Steinbeck's previous work, In Dubious Battle (1936).

$1200.00

God Emperor of Dune
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God Emperor of Dune

By Herbert, Frank

God Emperor of Dune, written by Frank Herbert. First printing hardback with unclipped dust jacket ($12.95) published by Putnam in 1981. Paper-covered boards and cloth spine. Color end pages. Not a Book Club Edition or ex-library book. Near fine condition+++. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins.

$200.00

A Game of Thrones
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A Game of Thrones

By Martin, George R. R.

Bantam Books, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Map Endpapers (illustrator). First Edition. Original quarter black cloth over black boards with map endpapers, the silver jacket with the $21.95 flap price, and the '1' in a number line on the copyright page. The first and scarcest book of the now world-famous fantasy epic which has been compared to the best of Tolkien. Clean, tight, unmarked, free of spine sagging, with all colors bright. A splendid copy Book One of A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE. I have all of the books in this collection.

$700.00

Mr. Mercedes
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Mr. Mercedes

By King, Stephen

Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition, First Printing. The Bill Hodges Trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (stated, complete number line to 1) New York, Scribner, 2014. NEW, Unread. Dust Jacket is as new in Brodart cover, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Boards AsNew, no wear, no bumps. Text Clean, no marks. The pages are perfectly white and it has not been read. An excellent collector's edition.

$100.00

The Tommyknockers
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The Tommyknockers

By King, Stephen

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. As New. A fine first edition, first printing with the complete number line in new condition. The dust jacket is a scarcer first issue cover, with the cover being red lettering of author's name (gold lettering is more common on the market). Green paper boards with black embossed quarter cloth on spine. Cover has a facsimile of King's signature embossed. Title stamped in gold foil on spine. Green endpapers. Pages are clean, bright, and white. Binding is tight. No defects to this book. An absolutely excellent book for any collector!

$175.00

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest
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The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

By Larsson, Steig

Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 2009. Hardback. Fine. First US Edition. First Print. This is the third book in the Millennium Trilogy. The book is as new. There are no marks, tears, highlights, or defects in this book. Never read and in perfect condition, it is excellent for a collector!

$100.00

Cherry Ames Clinic Nurse
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Cherry Ames Clinic Nurse

By Wells, Helen

The book has a bright illustration on front with solid tight binding. The dustjacket in still in fine++ condition T. No large tears and the colors are still vibrant.he pages are clean and bright with no tears, markings, or name inscriptions. Not an ex-library copy! This is an Excellent book for any collector!! No loose pages, foxing or bumping to the book. This book has been unread.

$125.00

Dreamcatcher
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Dreamcatcher

By King, Stephen

An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine Dj. First Edition/First Printing. A square solid tight clean un-read as new copy, well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new;

$90.00

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