HARRIS, JOEL CHANDLER. 1948-1908. Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings, The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. New York: D. Appleton, 1881.

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HARRIS, JOEL CHANDLER. 1948-1908.
Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings, The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. New York: D. Appleton, 1881.

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HARRIS, JOEL CHANDLER. 1948-1908.
Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings, The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. New York: D. Appleton, 1881. 8vo. Frontispiece, 7 illustrations and illustrations in text after Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser, 8 pp advertisements at rear. Publisher's cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt and black, patterned endpapers, minor wear to cloth, newspaper article pasted to verso of final textual leaf.
WITH: Autograph Letter signed ("Joel Chandler Harris"), 1 p, 108 x 137 mm, on The Constitution letterhead, Atlanta, GA, May 28, 1883, to The World offices asking for two copies of the issue "containing a notice of the June Century," light soiling.
Provenance: E. Laffam (ownership name); St. Pancras House Improvement Society (stamps to endpapers).

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with "presumptive" to p 9, and no mention of the work in ads. A clean copy of Harris's retelling of African-American folk-tales and myths, with an Autograph Letter Signed from Harris laid in. BAL 7100; Grolier American 83; Parley to Penrod pp 56-57.
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