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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 Manufacturers who have used golliwogs as a motif have either withdrawn them as an icon or changed the name.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

Fire
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Fire

By Sebastian Junger

A very Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Sebastian Junger on the title page; The collection of short essays by the author of The Perfect Storm. The true stories range from disastrous fires to the wars in Kosovo and Afghanistan, the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, the hostage crisis in Kashmir. In Junger's company, we experience monumental events and happenings with frightening authenticity. Few writers have been to so many desperate corners of the globe as has Sebastian Junger; fewer still have provided such starkly memorable evocations of characters and events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, to an inferno forest fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho, to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this riveting collection of Junger's nonfiction will take you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own. "The main thing Brad Haugh remembers about his escape was the thunderous sound of his own heart. It was beating two hundred times a minute, and by the time he and the two smoke jumpers running behind him had crested a steep ridge in Colorado, everyone behind him was dead." --FIRE "Junger [is] a man with an appetite for the ragged edge of life and the ability to write about it with restrained power."– Kirkus Reviews (starred) "[M]agnificently conceived, lovingly written, perfectly evocative of a place, a time, a passion." – Beth Kephart, The Atlantic Monthly

$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

Huckleberry Finn
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Huckleberry Finn

By Clemens, Samuel-Twain, Mark

First Edition/First Printing-Illustrated by Norman Rockwell, Heritage Press, NY. 1936. Book Fine++. Red/brown cloth binding with gold lettering on cover and spine. Gold picture of Tom Sayer on front. Color and black and white illustrations throughout the book. Not an ex-library book. this is from a personal collection and the pages are white and crisp. There are no tears, smudges, marks, highlights, rubbing, or defect of any kind. The spine is As New and book is as never read!! This is a beautiful book!!

$125.00

Tom Sawyer
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Tom Sawyer

By Clemens, Samuel-Twain, Mark

First Edition/First Printing-Illustrated by Norman Rockwell, Heritage Press, NY. 1936. Book Fine++. Red/brown cloth binding with gold lettering on cover and spine. Gold picture of Tom Sayer on front. Color and black and white illustrations throughout the book. Not an ex-library book. this is from a personal collection and the pages are white and crisp. There are no tears, smudges, marks, highlights, rubbing, or defect of any kind. The spine is As New and book is as never read!! This is a beautiful book!!

$125.00

Huckleberry Finn
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Huckleberry Finn

By Clemens, Samuel-Twain, Mark

First Edition/First Printing-Illustrated by Norman Rockwell, Heritage Press, NY. 1936. Book Fine++. Green cloth binding with gold lettering on cover and spine. Gold picture of Tom Sayer on front. Color and black and white illustrations throughout the book. Not an ex-library book. this is from a personal collection and the pages are white and crisp. There are no tears, smudges, marks, highlights, rubbing, or defect of any kind. The spine is As New and book is as never read!! There is very mild lightening of the color on the outside. This is a beautiful book!!

$125.00

Tom Sawyer
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Tom Sawyer

By Clemens, Samuel-Twain, Mark

First Edition/First Printing-Illustrated by Norman Rockwell, Heritage Press, NY. 1936. Book Fine++. Green cloth binding with gold lettering on cover and spine. Gold picture of Tom Sayer on front. Color and black and white illustrations throughout the book. Not an ex-library book. this is from a personal collection and the pages are white and crisp. There are no tears, smudges, marks, highlights, rubbing, or defect of any kind. The spine is As New and book is as never read!! There is very mild lightening of the color on the outside. This is a beautiful book!!

$125.00

The Hidden Valley Mystery
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The Hidden Valley Mystery

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, 1948. Hardcover. Condition: As New, Grosset & Dunlap, 1948. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Frontispiece. Green and while illustrated control tower endpapers. The front flap of dust jacket lists to#4 in this series, back cover #10. 218 pp. and this book appears UNREAD! This is an early edition noted by the light blue cover and the fact that the book only lists to The Secret of Magnolia Manor on the back cover (the next book). Binding is tight and pages are crisp and clean. No marks or writing in or out of the book.

$125.00

Vicky Finds The Answer
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Vicky Finds The Answer

By Wells, Helen

New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1947, First Edition, First Printing. Excellent condition and book is as new. No scuffing or bumping to the book. Its pages are white and crisp. 179 pp, blue tweed paper covered boards w/dark blue lettering on spine & front, dark blue line drawing of Vicki Barr on the front cover, brightly colored airport illustrated endpapers, line drawn frontispiece. This is book #2 in the Vicki Barr Air Stewardess Series. Society Phantom V570-2 - format #2, Axe Girls' Series - 145 format II. Helen Wells is also the author of the Cherry Ames series.

$125.00

Peril Over The Airport
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Peril Over The Airport

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, NT 1953. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Early Printing. Like new in blue "tweed" boards, Vicki Barr's portrait on the front panel. Airport endpapers and frontis illustration. A terrific copy in a bright dust jacket. Clean, unmarked, white pages with no tears or inscriptions. A wonderful collectors edition. Solid spine with no scuffing. The blue tweed cover is bright and unscuffed.

$125.00

The Mystery Of The Vanishing Lady
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The Mystery Of The Vanishing Lady

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, NY, 1954. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardback, no edition stated, in good, almost very good condition. 214 pages are clean and tight. Decorative endpapers depicting airport with a control tower, planes and runways. Blue linen-like boards with picture of a stewardess on the front. Crisp book with clean, unmarked pages. No tears or rips. The book is as new!

$125.00

Cherry Ames Rest Home Nurse
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Cherry Ames Rest Home Nurse

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, NY 1956, First Editon, First Printing. Very Fine++condition. Book in As New condition The red cloth boards are still perfectly intact and clean with no scuffing. The pages are crisp and clean with no markings or tears. The dust jacket is completely intact and bright with no defects minus a small tear at the top of the spine. There is a 20cent mark on the cover from an early previous owner. This is an exquisite copy for any collectors' library! Rare to find in an immaculate condition such as this.

$150.00

Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse
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Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, NY 1947, First Editon, First Printing. Very Fine++condition. Book in As New condition The red boards are still perfectly intact and clean with no scuffing. The pages are crisp and clean with no markings or tears. This is an exquisite copy for any collectors' library! Rare to find in an immaculate condition such as this.

$150.00

Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse
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Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, NY 1946, First Editon, First Printing. Very Fine++condition. Book in As New condition The pictorial cover is still perfectly intact and clean with no scuffing. The pages are crisp and clean with no markings or tears. This is an exquisite copy for any collectors' library! Rare to find in an immaculate condition such as this.

$150.00

Cherry Ames Veterans\' Nurse
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Cherry Ames Veterans' Nurse

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, NY 1947, First Editon, First Printing. Very Fine++condition. Book in As New condition The red cloth boards are still perfectly intact and clean with no scuffing. The pages are crisp and clean with no markings or tears. This is an exquisite copy for any collectors' library! Rare to find in an immaculate condition such as this.

$150.00

Cherry Ames Visiting Nurse
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Cherry Ames Visiting Nurse

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, NY 1947, First Editon, First Printing. Very Fine++condition. Red boards. Inside flaps of the DJ tell of Cherry Aames and the back of Silver wings for Vicky. Pages crisp and new. not an ex-library book. Excellent condition with no tears, marks, foxing, bumping, or defects to or in the book at all. An excellent book for a collector's edition. Some small repaired scuff on a bottom piece of the DJ. DJ protected in cover.

$150.00

Cherry ames Department Store Nurse
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Cherry ames Department Store Nurse

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap. New York. 1954. First Edition, This book is not an ex-library copy. It has a solid and clean spine with no loose pages or tears. the pages are crisp and clean and have no markings. The dustjacket is beautiful with a small repair in the top corner of inner spine, otherwise, in Fine+++ condition., has no visible tears, and the book is as unread. An excellent copy for collectors!! As New. This book has it's original red-cloth boards. Also available are original red/brown cloth boards. All are in excellent/As New and Near fine++ condition. None are ex-library. All have clean pages and tight binding. Excellent collectors copies!!

$125.00

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

Cherry Ames Camp Nurse
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Cherry Ames Camp Nurse

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, NY 1957. First Edition. The book has a bright illustration on front with solid tight binding. the 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.

$125.00

Rest Home Nurse
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Rest Home Nurse

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap. New York. 1954. First Edition, This book is not an ex-library copy. It has a solid and clean spine with no loose pages or tears. the pages are crisp and clean and have no markings. The dustjacket is beautiful with a small repair in the top corner of inner spine, otherwise, in Fine+++ condition. no visible tears. and the book is as unread. An excellent copy for collectors!! As New. This book has it's original red-cloth boards. Also available are original red/brown cloth boards. All are in excellent/As New and Near fine++ condition. None are ex-library. All have clean pages and tight binding. Excellent collectors copies!!

$150.00

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