Here is a nice Black Americana book entitled, "Simple Addition by a Little >>>>>", for the serious collector out there. This book does not come to the market very often as the first edition was only offered in a soft cover option. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
Published in 1876, by McLoughlin Brothers, New York, this extremely rare publication in the Uncle John's Drolleries series is a variation on the Ten Little N_____rs story. (Both tales are highly derogatory and quite politically incorrect!) The book is illustrated in brilliant color with 8 full page chromolithographs. McLoughlin Brothers Publishers were re-knowned for fabulously-executed illustrations.
Condition: Good-- for its 141 years of age! Unpaginated. Paper covers. The book was stitched at the spine some time ago and this repaired binding remains tight. Several edge tears are present on the cover and to interior pages along with some page creasing that is partially separated. These tears and missing pieces are evident in photographs. All original and complete--no missing pages.
Text: "One little ni__er feeling rather blue, whistled out another n_)g and that made two. Three little ni__ers wanting one more, hadn't any trouble in getting number 4. Four little n_gs not knowing how to drive, hired a colored coachman---that made 5. Five little ni__ers being calculating men, added one apiece, to make their number 10. Dis colored chile am done, dat sum; Five and five's ten---and now's gwine hum."
A must-have for the serious Black Memorabilia collector!!
The soft covers are still securely attached to the rest of the book. The book's pages are bound together. Some rub to the covers, most notably along the edges of the book covers. The covers of the book still have good coloring and retention of details. One of these same books is up on another site for $1,200, another one up for $1,320. Only two we could find on the book sale sites we research our finds on.
No musty or mildewy smell. No foxing or brown spotting, or moldiness. Some minor browning to the pages. The book is 10.25" tall, by 7.25" across. The book is 12 pages in length. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
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