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  • Bannerman, Helen.
    HISTOIRE DU PETIT NEGRE SAMBO (LITTLE BLACK SAMBO.)

    Edition: First printing of this translation.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1921. Hardcover first edition - An appealing small volume, measuring just 5 5/8 i by 4 1/8 inches with the orginal illustrations of this classic and rather controversial children's story. Preface from the translator describing this as the story that Bannerman's daughters much preferred of all the stories she made up. Translated by Madeleine Bleriot Johnson.

    Condition: Very good- in red cloth with a pasted on illustration on the front cover. A little spotting to the front cover, a few pages are somewhat loose, but still attached. A nice copy of an uncommon book.

    Book ID: 22023
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  • OMMIRANDY: Plantation Life at Kingsmill. by Gordon, Armistead C. (1855-1931)
    Gordon, Armistead C. (1855-1931)
    OMMIRANDY: Plantation Life at Kingsmill.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. Hardcover first edition - A novel by this historian which falls into the plantation tradition of post-bellum Southern writing as exemplified by Thomas Nelson Page (who co-wrote one book with Gordon), a world of loyal ex-slaves and kindly and concerned masters. Written mostly in dialect, this tells the story of Ommirandy, a former slave who refuses to recognize her own emancipation. When she plans a trip to see her son, she reassures her master and former owner that there are lots of white gentlemen, just like you all over the state who will look after an old-time mammy. Illustrated by Walter Biggs with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and 15 inserted plates on glossy paper. 295 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library but with relatively few markings and overall very good in illustrated art deco cover (some pages were carelessly opened, leaving chips in the margins)

    Book ID: 78543
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  • Stuart, Ruth McEnery (1849-1917).
    NAPOLEON JACKSON: The Gentleman of the Plush Rocker

    Edition: Early printing, originally published in Oct 1902.

    New York: Century, 1903. Hardcover - Novel written in black dialect, the story of Rose Ann, washerwoman, and her husband, 'Napoleon Jackson, the Gentleman of the Plush Rocker.'. Illustrated by Edward Pottbast with a frontispiece and 7 inserted plates in sepia tint. Small format. 132 pp. Attractive art noveau cover design in green and gilt by Lee & Henry Thayer (signed with the intertwined "D" s used by the Decorative Designers.)

    Condition: Very good- in dark red cloth. Wear to corners and ends of spine, abraded spot on back cover, hinges tight with the front one just beginning to crack.

    Book ID: 6074
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  • THROUGH THE MOON-GATE DOOR: A Mystery Story for Girls #5. by Wirt, Mildred A. [Benson]
    Wirt, Mildred A. [Benson]
    THROUGH THE MOON-GATE DOOR: A Mystery Story for Girls #5.

    Edition: Early printing.(lists to itself in the book, to #7 on the dj flap)

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1938) dj. Hardcover - An uncommon book, written under her own name, by the author who is best known as the original writer on the Nancy Drew series. This series of mysteries for girls are each set in a different locale, and feature different girls: this book is set in San Francisco, and especially in San Francisco's Chinatown. The Moon-Gate Estate is a Chinese amusement park in San Francisco. Reflects the typical prejudices of the time towards the Chinese. Glossy frontispiece

    Condition: Very good in gray cloth with burgundy lettering in a good dust jacket. (bookplate on front endpaper, chips/some loss to both ends of the spine of the dj, rubbing on the folds) Still, a very attractive copy of a book which is uncommon in general, and quite scarce in dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62574
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  • THE WOODEN SHOE MYSTERY: A Mystery Story for Girls #4. by Wirt, Mildred A. [Benson]
    Wirt, Mildred A. [Benson]
    THE WOODEN SHOE MYSTERY: A Mystery Story for Girls #4.

    Edition: Early printing.(lists to #5 in the book, to #7 on the dj flap)

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1938) dj. Hardcover - An uncommon book, written under her own name, by the author who is best known as the original writer on the Nancy Drew series. This series of mysteries for girls are each set in a different locale, and feature different girls: this book is set in a community of Dutch immigrants, and involves the story of a lost treasure. Glossy frontispiece. 207 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in gray cloth with burgundy lettering in a very good dust jacket. (prev owner's name dated in 1942, some sunning to the spine of the dj) Still, a very attractive copy of a book which is uncommon in general, and quite scarce in dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62596
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