First edition of the strange little story of OOGLEY OO, the turnip-headed boy.
Very good plus.
"Be nice in deeds, but more / in looks, / And friends may give you / picture-books."
OOGLEY OO seems to be as much an imitation of the DUMPY BOOK series as it is a parody; the take-away moral of the story is, amusingly, that a child should be good and cute so people buy them more picture books.
London and New York: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim., and E. P. Dutton & Co., [circa 1903]. Full title: The Oogley Oo: A Story in Pictures. 5'' x 3''. Original yellow publisher's cloth binding with yellow, green, red, and black stamped titles and designs. Illustrated in color throughout. 106 pages, printed one side only. Ink gift inscription to front pastedown, dated "Xmas 1905." Some rubbing to boards, with light edgewear; slight lean. Leaves clean, with bright illustrations.
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