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George Routledge & Sons, London; Glasgow; New York 1888 - (Black Interest) JIMMY: SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF A BLACK DOLL told by Himself to J. G. Sowerby. London (Broadway, Ludgate Hill); Glasgow; New York: George Routledge & Sons, [1888]. First edition. 8vo - 8" x 9-1/8". Color pictorial stiff paper wrappers with overall soiling and a 3-1/4" split to the tail of the spine for what is still an attractive copy of a wonderful book. The back wrapper printed with advertisements for various Fennings' medications and Mellin's Food For Infants and Invalids. 28 pp. This is the first-person told story of Jimmy, a black doll, and the ill treatment he gets from his owner, a little white girl named Joanna. The story concludes with Jimmy's admonitions to children to treat their dolls more kindly. Illustrated throughout with twenty-three full color drawings, including seven full page color plates. Internally the book is clean. Engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. This was John Ruskin's copy of the book with his bookplate on the inside of front wrapper. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD -. Only four copies located in OCLC/WorldCat. RARE [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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