- Burgess, Gelett
Blue Goops and Red: A Manual of Polite Deportment for Children who would be Good Showing How & How Not to Behave Everywhere; With Illustrations
Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1909, Cloth, , First Edition, Poor
[iv] 81 pp. Missing two half-pages: 7-8, 31-32. Chip missing from pp. iii, 1, 17, 21, 41, 45, not affecting page image. Almost all others have tears p. 61 torn and detached but present. Binding soiled and rubbed significantly at corners. P.O. inscription Christmas, 1909. Blue goops are on half-pages, which when turned over reveal the good red goops, who regardless of their subservience seem to have devious facial expressions. Books by Burgess listed on verso of half-title are: Goops, and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants; More Goops, and How Not to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Impolite Infants; Goop Tales, Alphabetically Told; The Biographies of 52 Celebrated Goops; Blue Goops and Red; The Lively City of O'Ligg: A Cycle of Modern Fairy Tales for City Children; The Burgess Nonsense Book: Being a Complete Collection of the Humerous Masterpieces of Gilette Burgess, Esq. Facsimile signature of Burgess below dedication on verso of title page.