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 mild speckling, internally fine throughout; scarce, especially in this condition.
First edition. The illustrator Florence Upton, together with her mother Bertha who wrote the text, were responsible for the famous series of pictorial Golliwogg books which began with The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg in 1895. This delightful story, about a little fairy called Wisp, was conceived in a similar style and issued by the same publisher Longmans, Green & Co., but was both written and illustrated by Florence.