Little Black Sambo: First Edition, Second Printing
This infamous tale was a children’s favourite read for many years after it’s publication in 1899. It is the fourth of the small format books published as “Dumpy Books”. It is rare to find such a good copy of this first edition of The Story of Little Black Sambo.
Pale green cloth covers with darker stripes and text borders. The covers are in very good condition with little sign of wear on the corners, edges or spine. Cream end papers lightly browned, Small pen inscription of the half title page. Marked as no. 4 in the Dumpy books for children. Page facing the title page has the first four dumpy books described, including the Little Black Sambo. Marked on rear of the title page “First printed October, 1899. Reprinted November 1899”. Three page preface by Helen Bannerman. 57 printed pages. 5″ x 3″