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The Story of Little Black Sambo by  Helen Bannerman - 1st Edition - 1900 - from BohemianBookworm (SKU: 110788)

The Story of Little Black Sambo

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

by Bannerman, Helen

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  • hardcover
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New York: F. A. Stokes, 1900. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Rare 1st edn with all key points, stains and wear to cover esp. along edges but reasonably good internal condition, 27 lovely drawings, blue titles and kids' trousers, tan spine binding, 12mo, v + 56pps, a few short open tears that can easily be repaired. Date is a guess as no copyright page which is important in establishing edition--Bannerman was very suspicious of publishers as the one in London bilked her, f/o first name on pastedown.

Synopsis

The Story of Little Black Sambo is a children’s book written and illustrated by Scottish-born author Helen Bannerman for her children while her family was living in India. The story of a young Indian boy who outsmarts four tigers that threaten to eat him has been noted a controversial with its publication in the United States, accused of presenting racist overtones, primarily because of its illustrations. However, many “American editions” were pirated versions, lacking Bannerman’s name on the title page, that were reillustrated, producing degrading caricatures. 

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On Jul 31 2017, a reader said:
A wonderfull book for children,to see and learn of other cultures.

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Bookseller
BohemianBookworm US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
110788
Title
The Story of Little Black Sambo
Author
Bannerman, Helen
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
F. A. Stokes
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1900
Keywords
CHILDREN, ILLUSTRATED

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Since 1991 BOHEMIAN BOOKWORM has been pleased to sell rare, vintage, antiquarian and distinctive used books to discriminating bibliophiles and other book and ephemera buyers searching for uncommon 1st editions and "out of print" gently used books and ephemera.

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