Florence Upton -The Golliwoggs Bicycle Club: First Edition
First Edition. Soft illustrated boards with blue cloth strip spine. Book edges and spine worn. Missing front and rear free end pages. Title page has other works by the author and illustrator pair recorded and marked “New Edition”. Ink stamped on rear cover. Dated 1903. Significant tear on page 6, 47, 49 and 58. Small tears on several pages. Bindings loose up to page 17. 32 full page colour illustrations plus vignettes throughout the text. 63 printed pages. Text by Bertha Upton. 4to oblong.
The second of thirteen books illustrated by Florence Upton in the Golliwogg series. Her mother, Bertha wrote the text for the books. The first publication of this title was released in 1896 with hard boards. The books proved popular and and this soft backed copy is a later edition.