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Harris, Joel Chandler | First edition, first issue of Uncle Remus

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman

Harris, Joel Chandler | First edition, first issue of Uncle Remus

Harris, Joel Chandler | First edition, first issue of Uncle Remus

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman


Harris, Joel Chandler

Uncle Remus, His Songs and Sayings. The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation.  New York: D. Appleton, 1881


8vo (190 x 127 mm). Frontispiece, title vignette, and illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser, 8pp. advertisement bound at end. Publisher's green cloth, spine gilt-lettered, upper cover with pictorial scene stamped in black and gilt, patterned endpapers with butterfly motif; some wear at spine ends and corners. Green half-morocco gilt slipcase, chemise.


First edition, first issue, with "presumptive" for "presumptuous" in the last line of page 9, and with no mention of this book in the ads at the back of book.


A very fine copy, bright and fresh. 


A classic of American children's literature. "The instant success of the first Uncle Remus book caused the greatest flood of dialect literature the country had known …" (Grolier, American).


REFERENCE

BAL 7100; Grolier, American 83; Peter Parley to Penrod 56

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