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- Little Black Sambo by Bannerman -RARE first true edition.
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Little Black Sambo By H. Bannerman 1900 New York: published by Stokes. No Date indicated. Size is 16mo, 3-5/8" x 5-7/8". 56 pages with a gold-yellow cloth spine, pictorial covers lettered in light blue as shown. The corners and edges are worn and with normal (natural wear considering the age of the book and that it is a childrens' book) soiling as shown in the many photos I have provided. Overall a very good copy. Both the rear and front hinges, as shown are broken, and have had no restoration-no glue, no tape. I have shown you photos of this rare book, "warts and all." There is some edge-wear. Most of these books show up with torn or ripped pages, crayon marks, whole sections missing, blank pages torn out, etc. ; a first issue of an historic book. And it is all here. The rest of the book is solid and intact with some foxing to the interior and soiling as shown. Small 1/4" edge closed tear to frontis page illustration as shown and 1/4" closed tear at bottom of picture on page 47. Printed on one side of the paper with each page of text facing a -- with a full page color illustration and with the preface explaining how this little book came to publication. No missing pages, as sometimes encountered. According to Yuill on page number three 'by 1900 The Story of Little Black Sambo had been published in the U.S. by Stokes. who had purchased the rights from Grant Richards. No remuneration went to Bannerman." This little book is accepted as the 1st American edition. Please look at the many illustrations taken. Charming edition of a classic work. Note that both the front and back covers have the pictorial illustration which is very important, making this the real First American Edition in the First State: (According to Barton, The Pictus Orbis Sambo, pages 116-118: "The first U.S. edition had the title and author lettering on the covers in pale blue, matching the color of Sambo's pants in the illustrations on the two boards. The second issue (1901) has the title in black, and the third issue (1902) has a red cloth spine" as opposed to a tan buckram cloth spine in the first and second issues.) FREE! Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. FREE!