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Mammy 'Mongst the Wild Nations of Europe

Mammy 'Mongst the Wild Nations of Europe

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Mammy 'Mongst the Wild Nations of Europe

by Bibbins, Ruthella Mory

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New York. Frederick A. Stokes. 1904. Bound in a superb pictorial decorated cloth with colour depiction of "Mammy" (in full Aunt Jemima Garb) pestering a London Beefeater at the Tower of London. 8vo. First Edition. Illustrated throughout with deliciously politically incorrect full page monochrome plates by Francis P. Wightman. Without a doubt, one of the most superb examples of early 20th century American racist stereotyping we've encountered. Written in complete "Negro dialect" the story documents the adventures of Mammy's excursion to the Coronation of King Edward VII and her subsequent sightseeing about London. A hilarious if not terribly offensive portrait of American cultural sensibilities and sensitivities at the dawn of the 20th century. An extremely rare title in this genre. Some minor soiling to covers. Previous owners ink stamp to front pastedown and front free endhseet. Childs crayon to text page 3 with some corresponding to text page 2. One other incidents of very small light smudging to page 168. A Near Fine, tight and crisp copy of this remarkable artifact.


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Mammy 'Mongst the Wild Nations of Europe
Bibbins, Ruthella Mory
Bound in a superb pictorial decorated cloth with colour depiction of "Mammy" (in full Aunt Jemima Garb) pestering a Lo
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Frederick A. Stokes.
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New York.
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Located just accross the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California - the Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. is one of the oldest and most esteemed Rare Bookstores on the West Coast. Specializations include: Illustrated Books in all disciplines, Fine Bindings and Sets, Important Literary First Editions,Fine Arts, Collectable Children's Illustrated Books, Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula,Rare Aviation and Maritime as well as a consistently superb inventory of General Antiquarian Materials.


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