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BAUM, L. FRANK; POTTER, BEATRIX; ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN; BROTHERS GRIMM; BANNERMAN, HELEN
THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING SERIES. Little Black Sambo; The Night Before Christmas; the Story of Peter Rabbit; Fairy Tales from Grimm; Fairy Tales from Andersen; Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1911. Chicago: Reilly & Britton,, 1911. Six Volumes, 32mo, 4" h x 3" w. The Night Before Christmas dated 1905, the rest, 1911. Bound in original red paper covered boards with pictorial paste downs to front covers that are surrounded by a stamped design of holly and berries. White end papers, each book with numerous full-page color and some black and white illustrations throughout, the only credited illustrator John R. Neill for Peter Rabbit. Introductions by L. Frank Baum. Publisher's ads at ends. A Very Good set, lacking the original slipcase, spines a bit rubbed, contents clean and unmarked, hinges solid. SCARCE as a complete set. The tumultuous and complicated history of "Little Black Sambo" as a book and as a pejorative term adds a painful overlay to this otherwise charming Christmas stocking stuffer. . First Edition Thus. Decorative Paper Covered Board. Very Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.
Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books [United States]
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