UNCLE REMUS AND HIS FRIENDS, by Joel Chandler Harris - 1892 [1st Ed]


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Uncle Remus and His Friends

"Old Plantation Stories, Songs, and Ballads, with Sketches of Negro Character"

by Joel Chandler Harris

illustrated by A. B. Frost

FIRST EDITION. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1892.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volume displays mild commensurate toning and wear.
  • Green cloth covers feature gilt lettering and black line illustration on front.
  • Boards display mild overall toning and darkening, as well as mild edgewear.
  • Spine features faded gilt lettering and black line illustration. 
  • Spine is somewhat faded and sunned. 
  • Spine ends are softened, and a little chipped.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Table of contents pages and list of illustrations pages show an offset shadow. (See photos)
  • Frontispiece is mildly toned and well preserved, and is protected by tissue guard.
  • Illustrations inside are well preserved with light toning and scarce smudges.
  • Interior is overall well preserved, with mild toning, and occasional light smudges, rarely affecting text.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Pages 329 to 340 exhibit a persistent crease to upper corner. (See photos)
  • Textblock edges are toned, with some staining. Head edge shows faded ink with some scuffs.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190522

357 pages. 5 x 7.75 inches.

The stories of Uncle Remus are a collection of folk tales on animals, songs, and oral folklore, that, for many of them, like Aesop's or La Fontaine's fables, have a didactic purpose. Uncle Remus is the title character of these African-American folk tales, that have here been put together by Joel Chandler Harris.

Includes an Introduction by the editor, a table of contents and a list of illustrations.

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

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