Description

    First Edition of the First "Uncle Remus" Book

    Joel Chandler Harris. Uncle Remus. His Songs and Sayings. The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. With Illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881.

    First edition, BAL first state, of the author's first book (with "presumptive" in the last line on p. 9, and the advertisements on p. [233] beginning "New Books. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine"). Twelvemo (7.4375 x 5 inches; 189 x 126 mm.). 231, [1, blank], [8, advertisements] pages. Eight wood-engraved plates (including frontispiece) and sixteen wood-engraved text illustrations (including title vignette).

    Original green diagonally -ribbed cloth with front cover pictorially stamped in gilt and black and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Back cover ruled in blind. White endpapers printed in gray with a butterfly pattern. Just slightly skewed, light rubbing to extremities, a few small areas of slight discoloration to cloth on rear cover. Short tear to upper blank margin of pp. 7/8, slight crease and soiling to lower blank margin of plate facing p. 183, some very occasional minor marginal soiling or staining. A very bright copy in excellent condition.

    Previous owner's ink presentation inscription on front flyleaf: "A Merry Xmas / To my Dear Garner / 1880 / D Alex Milne / [flourish] / That in years to come / I may see in you / talents improved unto / a noble manhood is / the wish of your true friend."

    "With respect to the Folk-Lore series, my purpose has been to preserve the legends themselves in their original simplicity, and to wed them permanently to the quaint dialect-if, indeed, it can be called a dialect-through the medium of which they have become a part of the domestic history of every Southern family; and I have endeavored to give to the whole a genuine flavor of the old plantation" (Introduction).

    "The instant success of this first Uncle Remus book caused the greatest flood of dialect literature the country had known" (Grolier, 100 American).

    BAL 7100. Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 56-57. Grolier, 100 American, 83.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    3rd-4th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 487

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 April 7 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 October 19 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2017 October 19 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $965,964