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STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

Bannerman Helen

Published by London Grant Richards 1899 (1899)

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Item Description: London Grant Richards 1899, 1899. Rare First Edition. Illustrated in color throughout with twenty-seven full-page illustrations by the author, engraved on wood and color-printed by Edmund Evans. 16mo, publisher’s original light green cloth lettered and decorated in dark green, the upper cover and spine with ruled borders and vertical stripes and author and title printed in compartments. Morocco backed clamshell box with the spine printing in gilt. viii, 57, [1, blank], [1, printer’s imprint], [1, blank] A very nice copy, light aging and touch-ups to the binding, a very well preserved copy with little evident wear, corners, head and tail all in very nice condition, the textblock clean and tight. IMPORTANT AND RARE FIRST EDITION AND A VERY WELL PRESERVED COPY OF THIS CHILDREN’S CLASSIC. Bannerman wrote her stories to entertain her own children. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO was their favorite. The author never intended the book for publication, but through the encouragement of her children and friends the manuscript was shown to E.V. Lucas who agreed to publish it as the fourth title in his series of ‘The Dumpy Books for Children’" (Schiller, p. 381) Together with Beatrix Potter, Helen Bannerman established the genre of children’s books that gave pictures and text equal importance. Very few copies of the original printing have survived, and of the copies known, most have been badly worn because the small book was unable to withstand the constant handling of children. "Should a census eventually be attempted, there would probably be fewer copies located than of the notoriously rare and suppressed 1865 Alice" (Schiller, p. 386). Bookseller Inventory # 19771

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LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

BANNERMAN, Helen

Published by Grant Richards (1899)

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Item Description: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. 16mo. Dumpy Book no. 4. Green cloth with dark green lines and lettering. A very good copy indeed. The covers are bright and clean, with a little bubbling to the spine. 57 pages of this delightful story of the little black boy named Sambo and his encounters with the tigers in the jungle. Bright, colourful illustrations by the author. This story was written during the author's journey to India. Her intention was to present the tale and its charming pictures to her children, who had remained at home in Scotland. Like so many of these classic children's tales an enthusiastic reception to the story led to its being published by Grant Richards as the fourth in their series of "Dumpy Books". Over the years the story has been at the centre of much controversy, criticised for promoting racist views. The author's intentions, however, were simply to create an amusing children's tale and as the story is still popular with children over a century later she has certainly achieved this. This book has earned its place on the list of the most important and influential pieces of children's literature and is now a greatly sought after and rare item. Bookseller Inventory # 27882

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LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

BANNERMAN, Helen

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Item Description: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. 16mo. Dumpy Book no. 4. Green cloth with dark green lines and lettering. A very good copy indeed. The covers are bright and clean, as are the contents, there is an attractive bookplate on the front pastedown and a 1 cm long closed tear to the fore edge of the blank endpaper. 57 pages of this delightful story of the little black boy named Sambo and his encounters with the tigers in the jungle. Bright, colourful illustrations by the author. This story was written during the author's journey to India. Her intention was to present the tale and its charming pictures to her children, who had remained at home in Scotland. Like so many of these classic children's tales an enthusiastic reception to the story led to its being published by Grant Richards as the fourth in their series of "Dumpy Books". Over the years the story has been at the centre of much controversy, criticised for promoting racist views. The author's intentions, however, were simply to create an amusing children's tale and as the story is still popular with children over a century later she has certainly achieved this. This book has earned its place on the list of the most important and influential pieces of children's literature and is now a greatly sought after and rare item. Bookseller Inventory # 17222

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

Published by London: Grant Richards, 1899 (1899)

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Item Description: London: Grant Richards, 1899, 1899. First edition of one of the most celebrated titles in children's literature, a work whose small illustrated format heralded a change in children's publishing, and a book that has achieved classic status while remaining explosively controversial First edition. 16mo. Illustrated with 27 full-page engravings after drawings by the author, printed in color by Edmund Evans. Original light green cloth ruled and lettered in dark green. Contemporary owner's signature dated Nov 1 1899 on title. Front hinge repaired, some rubbing and soiling of covers, a few spots in margins. Overall, a good copy of this notoriously fragile book. In green half morocco slipcase and chemise. Hay, Sambo Sahib (Paul Harris, 1981); Schiller, "The Story of Little Black Sambo," in The Book Collector 23, No. 3 (Autumn 1974), pp. 381-386. Bookseller Inventory # 55322

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The Story of Little Black Mingo. By the author of 'The Story of Little Black Sambo'.

BANNERMAN, Helen.]

Published by London: James Nisbet & Co, [1901] (1901)

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Item Description: London: James Nisbet & Co, [1901], 1901. Duodecimo. Original pictorial white roan boards, spine lettered in black, front cover lettered in red. Newspaper clipping tipped-in on front free endpaper, some wear to spine ends, upper joint cracked, light general rubbing as usual, but a more than decent copy of a vulnerable little book. 36 full-page coloured illustrations after the author. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on front free endpaper to her brother: "C. B. B. Watson with the authoress' love. 7th Nov. 1901". Charles Brodie Boog Watson was one of the author's brothers. He was educated in Edinburgh and Hanover before an apprenticeship and eventual partnership in an engineering firm in Edinburgh. This was Bannerman's first sequel to The Story of Little Black Sambo. Bookseller Inventory # 70067

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LITTLE BLACK SAMBO; MINGO; QUIBBA; DEGCHIE HEAD; & PAT and the SPIDER

BANNERMAN, Helen

Published by Grant Richards; James Nisbet, LONDON (1899)

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Item Description: Grant Richards; James Nisbet, LONDON, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Author (illustrator). 1st Edition. 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall. 1. The STORY of LITTLE BLACK SAMBO, 1899 The VERY FIRST STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO, by HELEN BANNERMAN, Published by Grant Richards in London as "DUMPY BOOK # 4", & Printed by Edmund Evans. REAL FIRST BRITISH EDITION seventh Impression (1902), in NICE Condition, with some soiling of the rear board, some light edge wear and a few very tiny dents around the title on front cover. Spine is solid, slight darkening, with Full lettering, tips just a bit rubbed. Interior is Complete with ALL 113 numbered pages plus the rear printer's Colophon & Original end papers, with the 27 FULL PAGE COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS. Remarkably Clean, White and Tight!! No Loose or Damaged pages. Tiny bookseller label on top of inside front cover. A SOLID Example of what may be the Most Sought After Children's Book ever, in Original British Edition! Very Scarce in any FIRST EDITION Printing! First Printings are now going for $10,000 - $15,000 ++! >>>>NOTE: British show Impressions (Printings) on copyright, but as "edition" on title page. Real Second Edition of Sambo was not done until the Large Format in 1903/4>>>>> 2. The STORY of LITTLE BLACK MINGO, 1901 FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (n.d.). James Nisbet, London. McBride"s Identification of First Editions states that Nisbet's first editions can be identified by no other printings (editions) on title page, i.e. "Second Edition". Also, in this series, Bannerman is never directly attributed the work, but rather the titles are .by the author of "the Story of Little Black Sambo", or later titles in later tales. In this tale, Bannerman continues her central theme of Children being menaced by Wild, Dangerous Animals of the Jungle. This one is about a little Orphan who is nearly eaten by a "Mugger" - name used for a Crocodile there - who tricks it into eating her wicked caretaker, Black Noggy, instead!Book is Very Good, some dusting and soiling, sunned spine, very little wear. Interior tight, Complete in 143 pages, end papers moderately tanned, others only slightly. A Very Respectable Example. >>>>> 3. The STORY of LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA, 1902 FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (n.d.) by Nisbet. .by the author of "The Story of Little Black Mingo"" In this tale, a Young Boy is menaced by a Giant Snake and a Rogue Elephant while she tries to gather Mangoes each day to save his Sick Mother. Good to Very Good condition, with some fading and light wear, Binder slightly shaken, but no loose pages, slight scuff on title page under "Little", no real damage. Complete in 142 pages, slightly tanned end papers, a touch of light soil here and there. 4. The STORY of LITTLE DEGCHIE HEAD (KETTLE HEAD); An Awful Warning to BAD BABAS, 1903 FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (1903), by Nisbet , by the author of ".Mingo" and ".Quibba". And it is an Awful Tale with a strange "Happy" ending, and a deviation from the Menacing Animal theme. A little White Girl (notice the title has no Color Designation) named Mary was always playing with Fires, until one day she tripped and had her entire head burned off by one in the kitchen! The cook quickly Popped a Kettle on for a head, drew facial feature son it and put her bonnet back on!! It happened to be Christmas Eve, and that night, Old Father Christmas left her a lovely Doll's Head as a present - and when she awoke, she magically attached it, and her parents were pleased because she had never looked so smiley Happy before!! She NEVER Touched a Fire Again! 5. PAT AND THE SPIDER, The BITER BIT, 1904 FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (n.d.) by Nisbet, by the author of "The Story of Little Black Mingo". Her return to her Menacing Animal theme is with a Little White Boy (Again No Color in the Title) named Pat is wandering in the Jungle and shrinks himself to help a butterfly and when tiny is nearly eaten by a Spider but manages to go back through the "telescoping" bamboo in time to become normal sized again. Very Good- / Very Good +. Bookseller Inventory # 000134

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STORY of LITTLE BLACK SAMBO: First & Second U.S. Editions

BANNERMAN, Helen

Published by Frederick A. Stokes, New York (1900)

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Item Description: Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Author (illustrator). 1st Edition. 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall. FIRST EVER U.S. APPEARANCE of BANNERMAN'S LITTLE BLACK SAMBO in the U.S. in FIRST EDITION / FIRST STATE +++ FIRST PRINTING of 1903/4 SECOND, LARGER EDITION ! ____________________________- 1. FIRST AMERCIAN EDITION / FIRST STATE, 1ST U.S. APPEARANCE of "The STORY Of LITTLE BLACK SAMBO"!! Published by Frederick Stokes, New York, by contract authority of Grant Richards of London in late 1900*. The 1ST U.S. COMPANY to publish BANNERMAN'S LITTLE BLACK SAMBO ! This is the Original Small Format, Dumpy Style, and the VERY FIRST EDITION in FIRST PRINTING/STATE** with Images of SAMBO on BOTH FRONT & REAR COVERS. TRUE FIRST STATE as well, with lettering in light blue to match Sambo's pants** -- in Tan Buckram Cloth binder (Red cloth binder is third state -- later 1902/3 printing!) ________________________________________ * FIRST STATE -- Printed on one side of the paper with each page of text facing a full page color illustration and with the preface explaining the Dumpy Book series. Per Yuill (p.3), "by 1900 Little Black Sambo had been published in the U.S. by Stokes. who had purchased the rights from Grant Richards. No remuneration went to Bannerman." * Note: There are no dates in these Original American Black Sambo editions, because Helen Bannerman had sold the Publishing rights to Sambo in England to Grant Richards, who promptly proceeded to not give her any royalties when the book took off in sales. So she refused to give her permission, as the author, to any copyright in the U.S. for Richards or Stokes! It was never copyrighted in the States -- thus the numerous Pirated Editions beginning as early as 1905. **According to Barton, The Pictus Orbis Sambo, pages 116-118, the first U.S. edition had the title and author lettering on the covers in pale blue, matching the color of Sambo's pants in the illustrations on the two boards. The second issue (1901) has the title in black as only change. & the third issue (1902/3) has a red cloth spine, as opposed to a tan buckram cloth spine in the first and second issues.** __________________________________ Thus, This TRUE FIRST PRINTING, FIRST STATE BUCKRAM Bound is a SOLID EXAMPLE, Complete in 56 numbered pages (did not include blank reverses in count) with all 27 Color Plates present. Some rubbing on edges & tip rounding, slight scuffing and soiling, binder tight with no loose pages, some light margin soiling only on a few pages. No Names, Marks or Damage!! A RARE FIRST EDITION TITLE -- in TRUE FIRST PRINTING / FIRST STATE!! ****************************************** 2. 1903/4 FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST LARGER FORMAT VERSION, Published by STOKES, NEW YORK. (Technically referred to as Second Edition, FIRST STATE -- Larger format; Only front cover Illustrated; with first appearance of Sambo in Black Oval; Pages still printed on Obverse only.) VERY NICE EXAMPLE of the FIRST PRINTING of The Second Cover Version, enlarged somewhat from the Original 1900 format (16 mo), with first appearance of Sambo in an Oval Medallion on Front Cover Only. VERY FIRST PRINTING (Tan Buckram Cloth) of the Second 1903/4 Version with Pages still Printed one-sided with reverse of pages blank (Later Printings are on Both Sides). Very Nice Condition, with slight edge/corner wear. Interior Complete with original end papers (slightly tanned) with 56 numbered pages as well. NO NAMES, MARKS OR DAMAGE, Binder tight. This is a VERY SOLID EXAMPLE, Complete in 56 numbered pages with all Color Plates present. Very little wear. Interior Remarkably Tight & Clean, with No Names, Marks or Damage!! A SCARCE EARLY (2nd) EDITION, FIRST PRINTING!! GUARANTEED ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC & AS DESCRIBED !! __________________________ BOTH BOOKS Are Offered so you will have NO DOUBTS!! _______________________________. Bookseller Inventory # 000139

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STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (ANIMATED EDITION)

BANNERMAN,HELEN

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Item Description: BANNERMAN,HELEN. STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (ANIMATED EDITION). NY: Garden City Pub (1933). 4to, cloth, pictorial paste- on, fine in dust wrapper with chips. A rare moveable edition of Sambo, this is illustrated with 27 full page color lithographs by KURT WIESE (plus color endpapers), 4 of which are moveable plates with jointed figures operated by tabs (animations by A.V. Warren). The mechanism is similar to that used by Meggendorfer but slightly more complex. Very scarce in such clean and complete condition, rare in the dw. Bookseller Inventory # 15683

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Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen; Peat, Fern Bisel

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Item Description: Harter Publishing Co. Book Condition: Very Good. Condition: Very Good; "ILLUSRATED BY FERN BISEL PEAT. 1931, sm 4to, stated 1st edition. Rare hardcover edition bound in a decorated red cloth with circle title plate on front board. 8 full color plates, unpaginated, but with 32 leaves between the endpapers. Text is also illustrated with black & white cuts and a yellow border to the edge of the paper. Binding is solid. Text is clean except for the occasional finger smudge along edges of leaf. Previous owners inscription in ink on ffep. Boards and endpapers lightly dust soiled. Otherwise a beautiful copy of the scarce edition. Digital photos are available upon request. [ILL] Peat, Fern Bisel". Bookseller Inventory # 53803

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STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (ANIMATED EDITION)

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Item Description: BANNERMAN,HELEN. STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (ANIMATED EDITION). NY: Garden City Pub (1933). 4to, cloth, pictorial paste- on, near fine. A rare moveable edition of Sambo, this is illustrated with 27 full page color illustrations by KURT WIESE (plus color endpapers), 4 of which are moveable plates (animations by A.V. Warren) with jointed figures operated by tabs (similar to Meggendorfer). Very scarce in such clean and complete condition. Bookseller Inventory # 8364

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

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Item Description: Stokes, New York, 1900. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. Bannerman, Helen (illustrator). First. Very scarce in any condition, this is a rather nice copy complete with all 27 illustrations. First published in London by Grant Richards who apparently did not properly compensate the author when sales were surprisingly strong. They transferred the American rights to Stokes, but because Bannerman felt mis-treated she refused permission to print in the States and thus all early American printings lack copyright information. This version has all points of the true first American: size and color of the cloth spine along with illustrations on both covers with lettering in the the same shade of pale blue as Sambo's shorts. -- Pictus Orbis Sambo 116-18. Frontispiece, title, and 3 page introduction followed by 56 single-sided pages, with text pages facing the illustrations so there are back-to-back blanks throughout. 16mo, light brown cloth-backed glazed pictorial boards (ghost of some red pencil scribbles on front cover; several pages with soft or slightly bent corners and one tear in margin of text page but otherwise quite clean and solid; un-printed spine has been neatly hand lettered). New York: Frederick A. Stokes, no date, [1900]. First printing of the first American edition. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 242018

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

Published by London: Grant Richards, 1899 (1899)

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Item Description: London: Grant Richards, 1899, 1899. Second printing, printed in the same year and in the exact format and setting as the very rare first, of one of the most celebrated titles in children's literature, a work whose small illustrated format heralded a change in children's publishing, and a book that has achieved classic status while remaining explosively controversial First edition, second printing ("Second edition") of November, 1899 (after the first printing of October). 16mo. Illustrated with 27 full-page engravings after drawings by the author, printed in color by Edmund Evans. viii, 57 pp. Original light green cloth ruled and lettered in dark green. Cloth faded and slightly soiled and rubbed, upper joint starting, but binding sound; overall, for this book, a very good copy. Hay, Sambo Sahib (Paul Harris, 1981); Schiller, "The Story of Little Black Sambo," in The Book Collector 23, No. 3 (Autumn 1974), pp. 381-386. Bookseller Inventory # 237168

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Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

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Item Description: Stokes, NY, 1900. Hardback. Book Condition: Good Condition Overall. No Jacket. Illustrated in Color (illustrator). 1st edition, 1st State. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. New York: published by Stokes. No Date indicated. Size is 16mo, 3-5/8" x 5-7/8". 56 pages with a gold-yellow cloth spine, pictorial covers lettered in light blue as shown. The corners and edges are worn and with normal (natural wear considering the age of the book and that it is a childrens' book) soiling as shown in the many photos I have provided. Overall a very good copy. Both the rear and front hinges, as shown are broken, and have had no restoration-no glue, no tape. I have shown you photos of this rare book, "warts and all." The edgewear are photos of close-up shots, so you will know exactly the condition. Most show up with torn or ripped pages, crayon marks, whole sections missing, blank pages torn out, etc. ; a first issue of an historic book. And it is all here. The rest of the book is solid and intact with some foxing interiorially and soiling as shown. Small 1/4" edge closed tear to frontis page illustration as shown and 1/4" closed tear at bottom of picture on page 47. Printed on one side of the paper with each page of text facing a -- with a full page color illustration and with the preface explaining how this little book came to publication. No missing pages, as sometimes encountered. According to Yuill on page number three 'by 1900 The Story of Little Black Sambo had been published in the U.S. by Stokes. who had purchased the rights from Grant Richards. No remuneration went to Bannerman." This little book is accepted as the 1st American edition. Please look at the many illustrations taken. Charming edition of a classic work. Note that both the front and back covers have the pictorial illustration which is very important, making this the real First American Edition in the First State: (According to Barton, The Pictus Orbis Sambo, pages 116-118: "The first U.S. edition had the title and author lettering on the covers in pale blue, matching the color of Sambo's pants in the illustrations on the two boards. The second issue (1901) has the title in black, and the third issue (1902) has a red cloth spine" as opposed to a tan buckram cloth spine in the first and second issues.). Hard Cover. Bookseller Inventory # 010939

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LITTLE BLACK SAMBO [IN] HI-HO STORY BOX

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Item Description: BANNERMAN,HELEN. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO [in] HI-HO STORY BOX. Akron: Saalfield ca 1942. There are 4 books, 9 1/4 X 10 1/4" each in fine condition in the original publisher's pictorial box. Each of the books has a pictorial wrapper duplicating the covers. Sambo is illustrated by FLORENCE WHITE WILLIAMS with 6 color illustrations, 9 b&w's, pictorial endpapers plus covers in color by Eleanor March. The other titles include Mother Goose by Fern Bisel Peat, One Happy Day by Janet Laura Scott and Baby Animal Stories illus. by Diana Thorne. Rare and wonderful. Bookseller Inventory # 33186

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The Story of Little Black Sambo (First American Edition)

Bannerman, Helen

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Item Description: Stokes, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Good. New York: Fredrick A. Stokes Company, [1900]: Small format hardcover. First American Edition, First Printing. First State with all proper points of issue present: Title on the cover in light blue, matching Sambo's light blue pants (the second issue has the title in black), with an image of Sambo printed on both the front and back covers. Tan buckram spine, which by the third printing, was changed to red. Undated copyright page. Contents printed on one side of the page, facing an illustration. Book begins with a preface describing the Dumpy Book series. There are 56 numbered pages. The book is in good overall condition, but a bit fragile, especially given its age. Exterior shows edge wear, rubbing and soiling. Rear cover has a small pencil mark on it. Rear board has a light curve to it. Rear hinge exposed, exposed hinge within the page block as well. First blank page has erased pencil at the top, and is torn with the bottom part missing, shown in a photo above, and page 42 is also town (but not shown in a photo above), with about one-third to half the page of text missing. One leaf has two holes in it, shown in an image above. The pages have occasional smudging and wear. Please refer to the photos above for a better sense of the condition. Bookseller Inventory # ebby131013017

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

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Published by Frederick A. Stokes, New York (1900)

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Item Description: Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 5&1/2" by 3&1/2". Yellow cloth spine on decorated boards, blue title, cover art shows Sambo without the oval, no date written in book, 56 pages (blank pages between written pages not counted), all artwork is very good except next to last picture has light pencil markings, all other pages are clean, there are two small edge tears on pages, in both cases picture or text is not affected. Spine: apparently title was not printed on spine, former owner has hand lettered Little Black Sambo on the spine, bottom of spine has fraying, all cover edges are rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # 034893

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman

Published by Henry Altemus, Philadelphia (1918)

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Item Description: Henry Altemus, Philadelphia, 1918. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Helen Bannerman (illustrator). A VERY EARLY EDITION IN ITS ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET(!!). Published by Henry Altemus of Philadelphia as part of its "Wee Books for Wee Folks" series, the publication date can be pinned down conclusively between 1918-1921 but not more specifically than that. Dustwrappers earlier than this on editions of "Little Black Sambo" rarely appear. As it stands, this is a wonderful and colorful jacket design. The front panel of the dustjacket--which mirrors the cover of the book itself-- has a hand-colored image of "Sambo" under an umbrella with a black and white jungle relief behind him. The back panel lists other titles by Altemus in the "Wee Books for Wee Folks" series. Both the book and the jacket have held up nicely, given their age. A solid VG copy in bright boards and in a VG/VG- dustjacket with light chipping along the top and bottom edges of the covers and light chipping at the spine extremities. One dime-sized chip as well to the top edge of the front panel, affecting the word "Little" in the title. The dustjacket, though, fragile as it is, is 90-95% intact. Light foxing as well to endpapers and small former owner inscription to flyleaf. All plates and pages of text have held up nicely and are clean and bright. 64mo, 63 pgs. A truly scarce item in its original dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1890

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Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

Published by New York. Frederick A. Stokes Company. (1901)

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Item Description: New York. Frederick A. Stokes Company., 1901. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. [no date on title page or copyright page] 1901 edition 56 numbered pages. Half the pages are blank – two printed page followed by two blank pages, all the way through. Each page of text faces a full color illustration. Hardcover. Pictorial cover. Illustration in the front cover shows Sambo within a black oval. Lettering on the front cover is black. The back cover is blank. Spine is brown (tan) cloth. Binding good and tight. Pages clean, text and illustrations bright. Previous owner’s name “Bradbury” written in pencil on the front endpaper. Same name “DeWitt H. Bradbury, New York City, 1919” written in pencil right over the author’s name on the title page (in pencil). Finally, the note “Columbia Univ Book Store .45c paid July 1919” written on the inside of the back cover. Google-books locates a DeWitt H. Bradbury as an alum of Auburn (NY) Seminary and professor of education at Tarkio College in Missouri. The citation is from the 1918-1919 edition of the Auburn Seminary Record. This copy has the 3 page “Dumpy Book” preface at the front. Remarkably good condition. No children’s marks or evidence of heavy use. The condition is so good that I have been the chief doubter even within my own bookstore as to this being the 1901 edition, but the evidence is overwhelming. Some slight wear to corners of the front cover. Remains of penciled price of 45 cents (erased) on first page. A really very wonderful copy. Sambo was first published in the US in 1900. That edition had blue lettering on the cover. The 1901 edition (this one) had black lettering. The 1902 edition has a red spine. Sambo has been controversial from the first. It is an English Indian story and while some claim that racial overtones were added later when it was Americanized, it seems fairly clear that even the original Indian edition was (to put it lightly) uncomplimentary of darker skinned people. It has, curiously, been printed and reprinted dozens of times in the last century. Bookseller Inventory # Fred-W469

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

Published by F. A. Stokes, New York (1900)

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Item Description: F. A. Stokes, New York, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Rare 1st edn with all key points, stains and wear to cover esp. along edges but reasonably good internal condition, 27 lovely drawings, blue titles and kids' trousers, tan spine binding, 12mo, v + 56pps, a few short open tears that can easily be repaired. Date is a guess as no copyright page which is important in establishing edition--Bannerman was very suspicious of publishers as the one in London bilked her, f/o first name on pastedown. Bookseller Inventory # 110788

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Item Description: Cleveland: The Harter Publishing Company, 1935. 4to. Full color pictorial card covers with some rubbing to spine of an otherwise clean copy of the book. The book offers three pages of full color punch-outs that can be set up to tell the story. There are several pages which offer the traditional story of Sambo, but these punch-outs make it special. The book is complete and unpunched. By the way, Earl J. Neff was a prominent artist in the Cleveland area during the 1930Õs and became the director of the Cleveland WPA project. . Bookseller Inventory # 49

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The Story of Little Black Sambo (First American Edition)

Bannerman, Helen

Published by Frederick A. Stokes, New York (1900)

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Item Description: Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First American Edition. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. First American Edition with these points: title on the front cover in light blue with Sambo's pants in matching light blue, image of Sambo on both the front and the rear covers, tan buckram spine cloth, copyright page is undated, printing only on one side of the page, a short Preface describing the Dumby Book series, two blank end sheets at the rear (for some unknown reason the last blank is affixed to the rear pastedown. No list of other titles in the publisher's series listed. All 27 color plates present. The color plate facing page 40 has a tear expertly repaired. The paper-covered boards show wear along the edges with surface scuffs to the front and rear boards. The text/illus pages are tight and clean with no marks, no scribbles, no crayon. No name of previous owner. Book is in a modern recessed clam shell box (the five inch tall book nests in its 8 and 1/2 inch tall clam shell box. This provides protection for the book and solves the dilemma of shelving such a small and fragile book. The clam shell box has a spine title. Photos available upon request. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # MP14-1227Z

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Altemus, Henry]

Published by Henry Altemus Company, 1915 (1915)

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Item Description: Henry Altemus Company, 1915, 1915. c. 1915 edition 27 illustrations. A most lovely colorful clothbound edition. Color art piece of the subject of the book to the front cover which is repeated on the very rare dustjacket. Near fine purple cloth decorative boards with Little Black Sambo painting and with red spine in very good decorative dustjacket with minor bleed to internal side of dustjacket showing lightly to the outside. Dustjacket holding its dignity for its age. Text bright and beautifully illustrated in color throughout. With back page "Wee Books for Wee Folks". Front and back endpapers beautifully illustrated with children's books characters including Humpty Dumpty and others. Extremely rare in this condition. Bookseller Inventory # 42427

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The Story of LIttle Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

Published by Grant Richards (1899)

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Item Description: Grant Richards, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. 2nd edition (1899); Acceptable copy; general wear and slight warping to cloth; endpapers are foxed; binding is cracked and a few signatures have come loose, but all pages are intact and present; fore-edge has a little bit of staining and pages have the occasional smudge, otherwise pages are clean. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000173807

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The Story of Little Black Sambo. With illustrations in color by the author.

Bannerman, Helen.

Published by Frederick A. Stokes Co. nd [after 1901], New York (1901)

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Item Description: Frederick A. Stokes Co. nd [after 1901], New York, 1901. Second American edition (published in 1902 or 1903, with cover illustration and printing differing from the first). 16mo. 56 pp. Color plates. A little shaken, inscription on front endpaper, else very good. Original cloth-backed printed boards (rubbed, color pictorial only on upper board. (#5903). Bookseller Inventory # 58763

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LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

BANNERMAN,HELEN

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Item Description: [BANNERMAN,HELEN]. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Racine: Whitman no date ca 1930. Folio (9 x 12 1/2"), stiff linen-like pictorial wraps, [16]p. including covers, name on edge of cover else VG+. This striking version of Sambo is illustrated in a broad style by TERRY AND MARY SMITH with bold colors printed on various colored papers. Very scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 24104

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The story of Little Black Sambo

BANNERMAN, Helen

Published by Grant Richards, London (1899)

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Item Description: Grant Richards, London, 1899. 2nd ed. Printed November 1899. 8 x 12.5cm, in grey cloth with dark green lettering & lines. Some pages a little marked; binding tight; front board stained; spine bumped & worn at head & foot, with worn title. Dumpy Books for Children n0.4. Used - Good. Good hardback in grey cloth. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS179221I

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

Published by Frederick A. Stokes Company; (no date), NY

ISBN 10: 1929766556 ISBN 13: 9781929766550

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Item Description: Frederick A. Stokes Company; (no date), NY. Hard Cover. First Edition. Second issue of the first US edition, published in 1901. According to Barton, The Pictus Orbis Sambo, pages 116 - 118, the first US edition had the title and author lettering on the front cover in blue, matching the color of Sambo's pants in the illustration on the front board. The second issue has the title in black, and the third issue (1902) has a red cloth spine, as opposed to a beige cloth spine in the first and second issues. This copy is an unrestored original, with some wear at corners of boards. The rear endpapers show faint dampstains, and the last 5 or 6 pages have creases on the foredge side. The front hinge is slightly separated at the top 1" of the front endpapers, but the binding is tight. The picture of Sambo on the front cover has slight loss of color (small scratches) at the lower portion of his face. The book is square and fairly tight, with no names or other markings anywhere in the text. All 27 original illustrations are present and brightly colored. Very slight wear to the cloth spine ends, and both exterior gutters are a little darkened, probably from binder's glue. In all, a very good, unrestored copy of this misunderstood and misinterpreted classic. Bookseller Inventory # 019860

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LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

Bannerman, Helen

Published by E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York (1943)

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Item Description: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1943. Spiral Bound Pictorial Boards. Book Condition: Fine. Wehr, Julian (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - 6-11/16" x 8-3/4". Bannerman, Helen. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO with animations by Julian Wehr. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1943). First edition, first issue. 8vo - 6-11/16" x 8-3/4". Red spiral bound full color pictorial boards with the slightest hint of rubbing at the corners and minor rippling to the paper covering the back board for what is truely a beautiful copy of the book. [24]pp. Seven full page full color tab activated moveables by Julian Wehr with additional full color illustrations by Wehr in text for this brightly colored highly energetic presentation of Sambo. This is a wonderful book in wonderful condition. The condtion of the book is FINE. Rare in first edition, first issue with all seven moveable plates. Bookseller Inventory # 000140

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LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

BANNERMAN,HELEN

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Item Description: BANNERMAN,HELEN. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. NY: Duenewald (1943). 8vo, spiral backed pictorial boards, slight wear else near fine in chipped and slightly worn dust wrapper. A MOVEABLE SAMBO illustrated in color by JULIAN WEHR and featuring 6 really terrific moveable plates done in color. Nice copy, hard to find in the dw. Bookseller Inventory # 17217

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ALL ABOUT LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

BANNERMAN,HELEN

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Item Description: [BANNERMAN,HELEN]. ALL ABOUT LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. NY: Cupples & Leon (1917). 16mo, boards, pictorial paste-on, fine in dust wrapper. Illustrated by JOHNNY GRUELLE with 8 wonderful color plates and many b&w's. Very scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 18033

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