STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO Helen Bannerman illustrated Grant Richards 1900


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Old, well-used and well-kept, with commensurate wear and aging. AS IS. Please see description and photos for more information. More detailed photos are available in the description.

STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO Helen Bannerman illustrated Grant Richards 1st Ed

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

written and illustrated by Helen Bannerman

Although this book has fallen out of favor due to it's implied racial slurs, it was a children's favorite for more than half a century.(wikipedia) This is the original version, with Bannerman's illustrations portraying a little boy from Southern India. It was printed as part of a series of small-format books called "The Dumpy Books for Children." 113 pages. 3.25 x 5 inches.

This is from the 3rd printing of the FIRST Edition by Grant Richards, London. 1900.

Softback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.

  • Book is complete and in nice condition.
  • Illustrated wraps are stiff -- not quite hardback or softback.
  • Pages are printed only on one side.
  • Covers are smudged with a bit of dirt.
  • Perimeters exhibit expected amount of scuffing.
  • Spine ends are bumped.
  • Front board is slightly warped.
  • Inside pages are free of marginalia and intentional marks.
  • Front pastedown and ffeps have minimal.
  • Light scattered foxing is more evident near ends of book.
  • Textblock edges are dusty with light foxing.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20151123

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Subject: Children's
Topic: Fiction
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Year Printed: 1900
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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