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 Manufacturers who have used golliwogs as a motif have either withdrawn them as an icon or changed the name.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

Cowhand Goes To Town
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Cowhand Goes To Town

By Strong, Phil

New York: Dodd, Mead, 1939. Condition: Good. Oblong 8vo. 85 pp. Original pictorial boards. Attractive private ex libris. Original lithographs. This is a very beautiful copy of this out of print and rare book. this is a valuable addition to any collection. Bright, clean, crisp pages. Not ex-library but from a personal collector's library. There is a minuscule tear to the edge of the last blank cover page and one or two other tiny tears--you can barely notice. No writing in the book or drawing/scribbling. This is not a book you will find up for sale very often and copies are scarce. An excellent copy!!

$300.00

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 Clue Of The Carved Ruby
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The Clue Of The Carved Ruby

By Wells, Helen

Grosset & Dunlap, 1961. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: VG-. First Edition. With first printing points of issue. Bound in a blue tweed cloth with black lettering and image on the cover. Not an ex-library book. Crisp, clean, white pages with a solid and unbroken spine. Lists to Cherry Ames Rural nurse (1961) and itself on inside indicating a first edition. Excellent collector's copy as it appears unread!!

$100.00

Farmer Boy
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Farmer Boy

By Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Lutterworth Press, 1965. Condition: Very Good++. 1965. First Edition. 371 pages. Pink pictorial dust jacket over red cloth. Clean pages with firm binding. Pages are crisp and clean. Boards are bright. A very special edition for any collector!!

$50.00

The Five Little Peppers Abroad
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The Five Little Peppers Abroad

By Sidney, Margaret

CORY, FANNY (illustrator). Sidney, Margaret. FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS ABROAD (5 1/2 x 7 1/4"), green pictorial cloth with gilt lettering, 449p., with a front-page ad listing Margaret Sidney books. 12 pages in the rear advertise other authors and literary works. It is rare to find a copy with complete advertisement pages. FINE condition. First edition. This is the seventh Five Little Pepper book, illustrated in black & white by Fanny Cory. This is a great copy, rarely found on the market. This edition is a beautiful copy. The pages and blocking are tight. No loose pages, no markings, not ex-library. Some fading/wear on the front cover.

$500.00

The five Little Peppers Joel Pepper
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The five Little Peppers Joel Pepper

By Sidney, Margaret

Light green cloth with gilt title, pictorial decoration on front cover and spine, back cover plain. Front board clean and bright; text block tight and complete, no marks whatsoever in the text. There is s small Slight outer page slant that in no way affects the integrity or pages of the book. A beautiful edition that rarely comes on the market. An excellent collector's copy of one of the earliest printings available.

$500.00

The Five Little Peppers Ben Pepper
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The Five Little Peppers Ben Pepper

By Sidney, Margaret

True First Edition, First Printing, Lothrop Publishing Company, August 1905. Green cloth boards with colored pictorial cover. Illustrations throughout. Tissued frontispiece has a colored illustration. 474 pages with 6 pages of ads in the rear. Book spine shows some fading and book shows some wear. Mild buckling of pages, however, pages are clean and white. Book integrity intact. Mild wear and water spots on the back of the book. Still an incredible and beautiful edition. this is an incredibly scarce edition of Margaret Sidney's work and rarely comes on the market. A wonderful addition to any collection despite wear. A very beautiful and solid book.

$400.00

Five Little Peppers At School
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Five Little Peppers At School

By Sidney, Margaret

Green cloth over boards w/ black blind-stamped pictorial decorations and gold gilt lettering on cover & spine. 453 pages with illustrations throughout. Front page with ads for Margaret Sidney books. The book shows no wear, scuffing, bumping, or foxing. This is NOT an ex-library book and has no stamps, writing, marking or tears in pages. Pages crisp and white. Book tight and exterior bright. Solid edition and very scarce in this condition and almost impossible to find. An excellent addition to any collector's library. All pages intact with no discoloring. Such a rare and extraordinary copy!!

$500.00

The Five Little Peppers Our Davie Pepper
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The Five Little Peppers Our Davie Pepper

By Sidney, Margaret

Green cloth over bds w/ black (no color) blind-stamped pictorial decoration & gilt lettering on cover & spine. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, Boston, 1916. Hardcover. Condition: VG. Alice Barber Stephens (illustrator). "Copyright 1916, pub August 1916" on copyright page with no previous editions, thus First Edition, First Printing. 6 pages of ads featuring 7 different authors and their bibliographies in the rear of the book. Illustrations throughout the book. This is a solid, tight, bright and beautiful edition. Near Fine and rare in this condition! PAges are still white and crisp. The book appears as if never read. Very slight bend to the book but does not affect the integrity or composition of the book. Ideal for serious collector's.

$500.00

Five Little Peppers Phronsie Pepper
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Five Little Peppers Phronsie Pepper

By Sidney, Margaret

Five Little Peppers Phronsie PepperBoston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1897. Near Fine. First Edition, One Hundred First Thousand. Margaret Sidney's "Phronsie Pepper - The Youngest of the 'Five Little Peppers' ", with Jessie McDermott illustrations throughout. 12mo, green cloth boards with gilt and black spine imprinting and illustration, frontispiece, ix + 437 pp. The front flap of DJ with an image of "Margaret Sidney,"the pen name of Mrs. Daniel Lothrop. Back of the DJ lists the 12 Pepper books. This is an Amazing edition as it has no defects, markings, tears, or flaws. Pages tight and crisp. A rare find for collectors! This is a very scarce book, especially with the DJ!

$500.00

Five Little Peppers And How They Grew
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Five Little Peppers And How They Grew

By Sidney, Margaret

(Lothrop Publishing Company, Boston. Copyright 1881, Fifty-First Thousand). Limited Printing. 410 pgs. Illustrated Frontispiece. Illustrations throughout the book. Antique library pasting on the inner front cover and easily removable, however quite nice. No marking, tears, loose pages. Beautiful, crisp pages. A rare copy in this condition. Green cloth gilt binding. The colors and gold gilt on the outer-spine still beautiful. Engraved illustration in the cover picture.

$500.00

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
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Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

By Sidney, Margaret

First Edition. (Two Hundred and Sixteenth Thousand). 1909. With Pepper Trademark.Front Page ad with a list of Margaret Sidney Books with ..Davie Pepper being the last listed.427 pages. There are 4 pages of ads in back and endpaper.Color frontispiece and an additional 7 beautiful color illustration pages. Binding is tight with no marks, marring, tears, loose pages or binding! This is NOT an ex-library book. Only marking is previous owners name prettily signed on small space of front paper before title page. This is an amazingly rare book to find in such excellent condition. This is a collector's piece. Colors and gold-gilding still beautiful and bright! This is the first book in a long-running series for children which became a film series during the Depression.

$500.00

Babar and Zephir
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Babar and Zephir

By Jean De Brunhoff

Random House, 1937. First American Edition, First Printing, Hardcover. As New, no Jacke issued this edition. Extremely clean edition with no scratches, marking, tears, smudges, loose pages or binding. Pages and pictures bright and clean! NOT ex-library book. Pictorial Hardcover. No bumping or scuffing on boards. Intact in pristine, as new condition. Rare copy!

$275.00

The Bears\' Picnic
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The Bears' Picnic

By Stan & Jan Berenstain

Dr. Seuss Beginner Books (B-41) THE BEARS' PICNIC by Stan and Jan Berenstain, Random House Publications, New York (1966). 8vo, pictorial boards, with MINT CONDITION dust-jacket. 1st edition. Illustrated in color by the authors, this is the fourth book about the Berenstain Bears. This book is rare since it is NOT an ex-library book, has no inscriptions or markings, no tears or loose pages, and no scuffing of any kind. The dustjacket is also free from any tears, defects, or marring. This book and the dust jacket are in MINT condition! This is a very rare find, especially in a first edition!

$300.00

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

By Dr. Seuss

Pictorial gray-green cloth stamped in black and red on the front panel and black on spine. Special. quatro-edition published by arrangement with Vanguard Press republication of this early Seuss title. First issued by Vanguard Press without dustjacket and in originally published condition. Near Fine. (3 small black marker lines on the inner cover of front board. No other markings, tears, smudges or marring of any kind to the book). A very clean and bright copy. Very rare to find this book in such As New condition. No scuffing to boards.

$275.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

By Burton, Virginia Lee

First Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. First edition. Oblong, 4to. Wheat cloth with black & red illustration and lettering on cover; a clean copy of the book. First Edition, First Printing with the 1939 date printed on the title page. The book is in excellent condition with no to the boards. The pages are exceptionally clean, with NO writing, or marks in the book. No tears, missing pages or dirt in the book. This is really an Exceptional copy. TRUE FIRST EDITION.

$4000.00

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