The Golliwogg's "Auto-Go-Cart"
London, New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co., 1901. Florence K. UPTON. Boards. [STIGMATIZING ILLUSTRATIONS] [RHYMING VERSE] [WOMAN AUTHOR] [WOMAN ILLUSTRATOR].
8vo oblong (8 5/8” x 11”); 66pp; color pictorial boards, a Golliwog and two Dutch dolls in a go-cart on front; quarter-bound green cloth; color patterned endpapers with swans and sailing ships, lacking rear free endpaper; color vignette of a Dutch doll on title page; 31 full-page color illustrations; text and line drawings in sepia; wear and light soiling to boards with loss at corners, spot on front board, last page has age-toning, lacking rear ep; very good minus. Very good. Item #1760
The Golliwogg and its Dutch doll companions go on an adventure in a go-cart. The Golliwogg was a character invented by Florence Upton (1873-1922) based on a Black minstrel toy. The Dutch dolls were penny-wooden dolls popular because of their jointed limbs and inexpensive price. This book was part of a series of 13 Golliwogg stories popular in the late 19th and early 20th century illustrated by Florence and written by her mother, Bertha.