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    Mary Alicia Owen. Old Rabbit the Voodoo and Other Sorcerers. Introduction by Charles Godfrey Leland. Illustrated by Juliette A. Owen and Louis Wain. London: T. Fisher Unwin. 1893.

    First edition. Inscribed but not signed by the author. Octavo. xv, 310 pages. Twenty-four page publisher's catalog in the rear. [1, elaborate publisher's ad in the rear, prior to the publisher's catalog]. Fifty-seven illustrations within the text.

    Publisher's red cloth covers with the front cover elaborately illustrated in black, white and light purple with the lettering in black. The back cover displays the publisher's monogram in black. The spine is lettered in gilt. Author's inscription on the title page: "Mr. O. H. P. Applegate, Compliments of the author." Slightly rubbed covers, some bumping to the corners, minor toning to the endpapers. Altogether a very good copy.

    Mary Alicia Owen focused he works upon the folklore and customs she observed in her St. Joseph, Missouri community. This work was her first book, illustrated by her sister Julietta A. Owen and well-known artist Louis Wain. It was republished under the name Voodoo Tales, As Told Among the Negroes of the Southwest the same year of it's original publication by G. P. Putnam Sons of New York and London. In 1898 it was published by G. W. Jacobs & Company of Philadelphia, again under a new title, Ole Rabbits' Plantation Stories as Told Among the Negroes of the Southwest.

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