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Topsy Turvy & Tin Toy Clown Black Americana Negro Rag Doll Circus Child Antique For Sale
TOPSY TURVY AND
THE TIN CLOWN
This sale is for an original 1934 edition of "TOPSY TURVY AND THE TIN CLOWN" by Bernice G. Anderson.
YOU'LL CHERISH THIS BOOK!!!
It isthe story ofablack-stocking rag doll that lives in the Comical Doll house down by the Crooked Lane.
Mr. and Mrs. Turvy were prim, trim dolls with every pin in place. Even more than that, Mrs. Turvy was a very prim, trim housekeeper. ENTER TOPSY TURVY!!! She was anything BUT a prim, trim body. And wherever she went things seemed to have a way of becoming upside down, inside out and helter-skelter all about
There are THREE STORIES in this book, all ILLUSTRATED, and filled with delightful tales.
In the first story, "TOPSY TURVY AND THE TIN CLOWN," we note that Topsy had everything that any black-stocking doll could wish for - everything, that is, except the two thingsshe wanted most: a pigtail tied with a purple ribbon, and a PLAYMATE! Hence, the journeys of finding the TIN CLOWN.
The second story is "TOPSY TURVY GOES TO THE CIRCUS". After finding her new playmate, with a clown about the place, things were more helter-skelter than ever! The Tin Clown was so grateful to Topsy's efforts of making him feel at home that he promised to take TopsyTurvy with him to the Toyland Circus.
The final story of this series is "TOPSY TURVY'S MAY BASKETS." To fully appreciate this story, one must know the history behind it. May Basketsassociation goes back intoearly European history.
The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe.
The day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer. In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary's month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this connection, in works of art, school skits, and so forth, Mary's head will often be adorned with flowers in a May crowning.
May Day was also celebrated by some early European settlers of the American continent. In some parts of the United States, fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of "May baskets," small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbors' doorsteps.
Concerningthis story, the mistress of the Comical Doll House was going to hang May baskets! Topsy knew, because she had heard her talking about it for days. Topsy had even seen the May Baskets! The little black-stocking doll liked the idea very much and decided that she world hang May baskets, too. She hoped - oh, HOW she hoped- that she would find some May baskets at her OWN door on the night of May the first!
Join Topsy Turvy in her magical journeys with her upside down, inside out life and the enchanting tale of her lessons learned. This ILLUSTRATED!!! book offers many endearing black and red appealing pictures by artist, Esther Friend. The bold front cover is just precious, as wellas the interior pictures,depicting Topsy in black-face!
Published in 1934, this adorable collectible book is in GOOD CONDITION! for its age andespecially to be 79 YEARS OLD!!! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound withNO TEARS!!!or outsidemarkings. There may be a small blemish oroccasional finger soil on the edges but hardly minor. The exteriorcover offers its original pictorial paper cover boards. There isthe typical wear to the boards, some fading on the spine areas and joint cloth weakness.Overall, it remains a good copy and one you can utilize with easewith plenty of life in it to enjoy through the years to come! There are 59 pages in this 6 3/4" X 9 " volume. It is being offered with ! Don't miss out on this charming storybook. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
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