The Golliwogg in War New Edition:
The Upton mother and daughter wrote and illustrated 13 Golliwogg books which at the time of publication were immensely successful and contributed to the development of this charming character as a children’s toy. In all of the Upton books the Golliwogg is presented as friendly and kind. The Golliwogg in War is the fourth book that Upton produced and the first edition was published in 1899. The book tells a charming tale of Golliwogg’s war, where no one is killed and peace is made at the end.
Hard back boards illustrated with soldiers and Golliwogg on the front cover. Marked New Edition 1903 on the cover. A red cloth spine in good condition. Cover edges and corners worn a little. Some marks across the covers as expected for it’s age. Lacks front end paper and front hinge is significantly split. Signature of previous owner on title page. Full page colour illustrations throughout the book. Pencil scribbles on end pages and on pages 21, 27, 29, 32, 48 and 65. Tear on page 56. 64 numbered pages with illustrations. 9 x 11″.