First edition, "No. 2. New Coon jokes" series; 5 x 4; pp. 3-62; white wraps, illustrated in a garish, cartoonish manner; a bit of rubbing to bottom edge and lower corner; a few minor chips to tips of spine; light, uniform age-toning; very good condition.One of the earliest joke books we have seen of Ottenheimer's publishing house, well known for such works in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that were usually sold at large department stores, it was full of crude, racist, insulting, and uncomfortable slurs, jokes, and stories of and about African Americans. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: New Black Face Joke Book. Containing the ...
Publisher: Baltimore, MD: I. & M. Ottenheimer
Publication Date: 1907
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
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