29 June 2005
HARRIS, Joel Chandler (1848-1908). Uncle Remus. His Songs and His Sayings. The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. New York: D. Appleton, 1881.
12o. 8-page publisher's advertisement at end. Frontispiece, title vignette and illustrations by Frederick Church and James Moser. Original terra cotta pictorial cloth, covers blocked in gilt and black, gilt lettered on spine (slightest wear to spine extremes, otherwise very fine and bright); quarter morocco folding case.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, with the last line on p.9 containing the word "presumptive" and without mention of the present work in the advertisements. BAL 7100; Grolier American 83; Johnson High Spots 36; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp.56-57. A VERY BRIGHT COPY.
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