Golliwogg Bicycle Club First Edition :
This Golliwogg Bicycle Club first edition has hardback cream boards with a blue cloth spine. there is some wear on the edges and corners of the covers. The condition of the covers is grubby. The front free pages are missing and the bindings are loose on the title page. There is a dedication present on title page. There are full page and half colour illustrations throughout the text. Tears on page 3, 13, 26,33, 34, 39, and 47. Page 19 is loose. Page 21 has a corner missing. Repair of the binding on page 26 &57. The binding is spilt on p 33 & 43. 62 printed pages. 8 1/2 x 11″.
Golliwogg Bicycle Club is one of thirteen books that Florence Upton illustrated. Her mother, Bertha, wrote the verses for the books and the creation of the character was an instant success in it’s time. The Golliwogg character endured for many years as a popular childhood around the time of publication of the books. They remain a rare and highly sought after series of children’s books. This copy has some considerable weaknesses but remains a book of some value.