First Edition of the First "Uncle Remus" BookJoel 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.  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.
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