STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO - Helen Bannerman, 1st / 1st 1900 - ILLUSTRATED
Book Details + Condition: Frederick A. Stokes Co. (New York). First Edition, First Printing, 1900. Small hardcover measuring 5.5" x 3.75". 56 pages, with color illustrations. Authentic first edition / first printing of the famous Little Black Sambo story, complete with the following points: Sambo's blue colored pants match the title in blue. According to Barton, The Pictus Orbis Sambo, pages 116 - 118, the first 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. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; rubbing to paper-covered boards; some age-spotting to interior, which is otherwise clean and free of markings. Some wrinkling and creasing to pages, as the book was read.