UPTON, Florence K. (author and illustrator). The Adventures of Borbee and the Wisp, The Story Of A Sophisticated Little Girl And An Unsophisticated Little Boy. London; Longmans, Green & Co. 1908.
4to. Original red cloth-backed white pictorial boards, patterned endpapers; pp. ; illustrated with a pictorial title-page and a total of 31 exquisite coloured plates with line drawings and decorations in brown; an exceptional copy, externally bright and clean with only a very faint trace of dusting and very mild speckling, internally fine throughout; scarce, especially in this condition.
First edition. Florence Upton, together with her mother Bertha, produced the widely celebrated, and collected, series of Golliwogg books which began with The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg in 1895. The work described here, unusually both written and illustrated by Florence, was produced in a very similar format to the Golliwogg books, and printed by the same publisher Longmans, Green & Co. A delightful story about a little fairy called Wisp.