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By May Byron, illustrated by Rosa C. Petherick
Charming first edition of this near-miniature tale of a strange opposite land, "where black is white and day is night."
Very good plus.
"Alas! A dog took Tommy now, / And chained him by the leg, / And taught him how to say 'Bow-wow!' / And made him learn to beg."
Naughty young boy Tommy learns the consequences of disobeying his nurse when his rowdiness sends him to a land of opposites. In TOPSY-TURVY LAND, animals walk and talk like people and toys come to life (content warning: these toys include Golliwogg dolls). Tommy is hunted by a rabbit, hooked by a fish, and shut in a hutch before landing home via balloon voyage.
New York: Hodder & Stoughton, [circa 1910]. 4.5'' x 3.75''. Original color pictorial boards. Illustrated in color and black and white throughout.  pages. Partially erased owner's name to front pastedown. Mild edgewear to boards, with uniform light soiling; small chip to lower spine. Pages clean, with vibrant illustrations.
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