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Lot 72: HARRIS, JOEL CHANDLER. THREE VOLUMES IN THE "UNCLE REMUS" SERIES, 1883-1905 (3 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: i) Nights with Uncle Remus. Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation. Boston: James R. Osgood and company, 1883, FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION, 22 plates of illustrations, pictorial green cloth, lettered in gilt, some minor wear to binding; ii) Uncle Remus and his Friends. Old Plantation Stories, Songs, and Ballads with Sketches of Negro Character. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892, FIRST EDITION, illustrated by A.B. Frost, 12 plates, pictorial green cloth gilt; iii) Told by Uncle Remus. New Stories of the Plantation. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905, FIRST EDITION, illustrated by A.B. Frost, J.M. Conde and Frank Verbeck (including 18 full page plates and illustrations in the text), original red cloth lettered in gilt with pictorial panel on upper cover, top edge gilt, other edges uncut; all 8vo, each in collector's blue cloth cases and one large matching slipcase (3)
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Literature: BAL 7108, 7125, 7156