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Old Mitt Laughs Last [SIGNED LIMITED SEA ISLANDS EDITION] by  Clara Childs Puckette - Signed First Edition - 1944 - from Pages Past Used and Rare Books (SKU: 038301)

Old Mitt Laughs Last [SIGNED LIMITED SEA ISLANDS EDITION]

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Old Mitt Laughs Last [SIGNED LIMITED SEA ISLANDS EDITION]

by Puckette, Clara Childs

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  • good
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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New York and Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1944. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good/Good. Sandra James. 8vo. 217 pages. Hardback with a brown, yellow and green pictorial dust jacket, now in mylar. The jacket shows heavy wear with several edge tears and creases and is NOT price-clipped. The burgundy cloth binding has some pale spotting. SIGNED by the author on the special "Sea Islands Edition" leaf. Stated First Edition. From the jacket, "The reader is transported into another world-- one of the tiny, self-sufficiant Sea Islands off South Carolina, populated chiefly by Gullah blacks who call themselves Whooping Island Livers. Whooping Island got its name from Old Mitt's husband's grandpappy-- Old hermt Crab. When Old Hermit Crab's shanty was overrun with pickaninnies nd his old woman t to slinging the frying pan at him, he moved over to the other side of the Whisking Boo creek, over pantap Big Bull side...." Written in the rural dialect of the region of coastal South Carolina.

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Bookseller
Pages Past Used and Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
038301
Title
Old Mitt Laughs Last [SIGNED LIMITED SEA ISLANDS EDITION]
Author
Puckette, Clara Childs
Illustrator
Sandra James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Place of Publication
New York and Indianapolis
Date published
1944
Keywords
1944; Clara Childs Puckette; Sandra James; Old Mitt; Gullah; South Carolina; Islands; Negro; African-American; Dialect.
Bookseller catalogs
Americana--The South; African-American; Southern Literature;

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About Pages Past Used and Rare Books

Pages Past is a small used & rare bookshop located a few blocks from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Since 1996 we have been serving the Triad community as well as customers from around the world. We have around 15-20,000 volumes in our shop. We specialize in North Carolina, Virginia, Civil War, Old Leather, Christianity, Eastern and Western Philosophies, and the simply unusual. We very likely have the oldest books in Greensboro; we keep a nice selection of antiquarian volumes and scholarly books.

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