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    First Edition, First Issue of Uncle Remus

    Joel Chandler Harris. Uncle Remus His Songs and His Sayings. The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First edition, first issue. Octavo. [1]-231, [8] publisher's advertisement pages. Frontispiece, seven inserted plates, and other illustrations in text by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. Original yellow-green cloth with Br'er Rabbit vignette stamped in gilt, other decorations printed in black, and titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Butterfly-pattern endpapers. Minor wear and light soiling to the binding. Front hinge cracked. A mostly very clean text. A near fine copy of the first and most beloved of the Uncle Remus books. BAL 7100.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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