THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK MINGO, by the author of Little Black Sambo - c. 1900


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The Story of Little Black Mingo

by The Author of "The Story of Little Black Sambo" - Helen Bannerman

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, c. 1900.

Hardback is overall in GOOD+ condition.

  • Volume is quarter-bound in brown cloth, and features color illustration, identical on both covers. 
  • Book displays commensurate wear and aging to covers and interior.
  • Covers exhibit overall toning and general rubbing, with exposed boards at corners and along edges.
  • Front cover shows a pencil signature from previous owner to head right corner. (See photos)
  • Spine is gently rubbed and frayed at ends.
  • Binding is fragile, with one instance of a signature loose at foot of gutter, and one loose from head approx. 2" into gutter, that also exhibits a little tears. Gutter between back feps shows a small gap starting at foot up to 1". Back hinge shows cracking starting at head, going down 0.75". (See photos) 
  • Endpapers display commensurate aging, with a pencil mark from previous owner on front, that also exhibits minimal foxing.
  • Illustrations are well preserved with gentle toning. Some foxing at gutter along one illustration page. (See photos) 
  • At least two illustrations shows some faint pencil scribbles. (See photos)
  • Interior is gently toned with rare occasional marginal foxing.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Some pages display small edge tears, as well as light creasing. (See photos)
  • Text block edges show commensurate toning, and are a little dusty. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20191212

143 pages. 3.5 x 5.5 inches.

Antique binding features color illustration, identical on both covers, as well as brown cloth rounded spine. Pages are printed only on one side. 

Lavishly illustrated throughout with full-color illustrations.

Here are the adventures of a little black girl who lives with a mean old woman who sends her to fetch water. She encounters along the way the dangerous crocodile, but also a mongoose whom she helps, and who becomes her friend. The use of "Mugger" as a crocodile, reminds the readers that the story is set in India where Mugger crocodiles are common. A story to read aloud to young children, or savor all by oneself. 

EDITION POINTS: First American Edition?

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