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The Story Of Little Black Sambo

By Bannerman, Helen




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. 

First edition identification and notes

On October 31, 1899, The Story of Little Black Sambo was first published by Grant Richards as one in a series of small-format books called The Dumpy Books for Children. The book was an instant success, running to four editions in its first year.

Other collectible or notable editions

Frederick A. Stokes of New York published the first US edition of Bannerman’s The Story of Little Black Sambo in 1900. After the story was reproduced in many pirated versions, Stokes moved to affix the line “The Only Authorized American Edition” to its 1923 edition to maintain some kind of distinction in the marketplace.


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STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

Bannerman Helen

London: Grant Richards, 1899. Rare First Edition. Illustrated in color throughout with twenty-seven full-page illustrations by the author, engraved on wood and color-printed by Edmund Evans. 16mo, publisher’s original light green cloth lettered and decorated in dark green, the upper cover and spine with ruled borders and vertical stripes and author and title printed in compartments. Morocco backed clamshell box with the spine printing in gilt. viii, 57, [1, blank], [1, printer’s imprint], [1, blank] A very nice copy, light aging and touch-ups to the binding, a very well preserved copy with little evident wear, corners, head and tail all in very nice condition, the textblock clean and tight. IMPORTANT AND RARE FIRST EDITION AND A VERY WELL PRESERVED COPY OF THIS CHILDREN’S CLASSIC. Bannerman wrote her stories to entertain her own children. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO was their favorite. The author never intended the book for publication, but through the encouragement of her children and friends the manuscript was shown to E.V. Lucas who agreed to publish it as the fourth title in his series of ‘The Dumpy Books for Children’” (Schiller, p. 381) Together with Beatrix Potter, Helen Bannerman established the genre of children’s books that gave pictures and text equal importance. Very few copies of the original printing have survived, and of the copies known, most have been badly worn because the small book was unable to withstand the constant handling of children. “Should a census eventually be attempted, there would probably be fewer copies located than of the notoriously rare and suppressed 1865 Alice” (Schiller, p. 386)

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Story of Little Black Sambo

BANNERMAN, Helen

First Edition of ìThe Story of Little Black Samboî BANNERMAN, Helen. The Story of Little Black Sambo. London: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. Sixteenmo (4 7/8 x 3 inches; 124 x 75 mm). viii, 57, [1, blank], [1, printerís imprint], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-seven full-page illustrations by the author, engraved on wood and color-printed by Edmund Evans. No. 4 of The Dumpy Books for Children. Original pale green cloth lettered and stamped in dark green with ruled borders and vertical stripes. Spine very lightly sunned. Some very minor rubbing to ink stamping on boards. Previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper, dated 1900. free endpapers with some minor toning. A near fine copy of this very rare item, usually found in much worse condition. In a green cloth clamshell case with black ink vertical stripes to match the book's binding. ìHelen Bannerman (1862-1946) wrote this story during a long railway journey to India, after having left two small daughters to be educated in her native Scotland. The author never intended the book for publication, but through the encouragement of her children and friends the manuscript was shown to E.V. Lucas who agreed to publish it as the fourth title in his series of ëThe Dumpy Books for Childreníî (Schiller, p. 381). When first published in October 1899, The Story of Little Black Sambo was a ìrevolutionary-style picture book. Compared with its contemporary school of illustratorsóCrane, Greenaway, and Caldecottóthe pictures are simple yet bold. The format of the book encouraged its handling by young owners, and the pages alternated between text and illustrations in a manner very appealing and appropriate to its compact size. It even seems probable that Beatrix Potterís animal books, which began in 1901 with the privately printed Peter Rabbit, were at least influenced by the overall design of this book and, subsequently, so was the general success of the entire ëDumpyí seriesî (Schiller, pp. 381-382). Very few copies of the original printing have survived, and of the copies known, most have been badly worn because the small book was unable to withstand the constant handling of children. ìShould a census eventually be attempted, there would probably be fewer copies located than of the notoriously rare and suppressed 1865 Aliceî (Schiller, p. 386). See Schiller, ìThe Story of Little Black Sambo,î in The Book Collector 23, No. 3 (Autumn 1974), pp. 381-386. HBS 68031. $8,500

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

London: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. Illustrated with 27 full-page engravings after drawings by the author, printed in color by Edmund Evans. 1 vols. 16mo. Original light green cloth ruled and lettered in dark green. Contemporary owner's signature dated Nov 1 1899 on title. Front hinge repaired, some rubbing and soiling of covers, a few spots in margins. Overall, a good copy of this notoriously fragile book. In green half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. Illustrated with 27 full-page engravings after drawings by the author, printed in color by Edmund Evans. 1 vols. 16mo. First edition of one of the most celebrated titles in children's literature, a work whose small illustrated format heralded a change in children's publishing, and a book that has achieved classic status while remaining explosively controversial. Hay, Sambo Sahib (Paul Harris, 1981); Schiller, "The Story of Little Black Sambo," in The Book Collector 23, No. 3 (Autumn 1974), pp. 381-386; Blockson 101, no. 50

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

London: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the book. It has been carefully recased, but presents well. Some soiling to the pages and a contemporary gift inscription on the front end paper. Complete with all pages and the wonderful colored illustrations. The well-known - and controversial -- children's classic. Written in the late 19th century by Scottish ex-patriot Helen Bannerman, the original version of Little Black Sambo was actually set in India, where Bannerman and her husband had moved and would go on to live for 30 years. The story follows the adventure of a young boy who ends up escaping from a group of vicious tigers. Though Little Black Sambo was incredibly popular, it would ultimately become a victim of its own success, as cheaper copycat versions of the work were produced, many of which trafficked heavily in demeaning black stereotypes. Little Black Sambo would eventually fall out of favor, although many critics still laud the work for its willingness to portray a heroic person of color in a time that few positive depictions of ethnic characters existed. Very Good +.

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STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (ANIMATED EDITION)

BANNERMAN, HELEN

WIESE, KURT. BANNERMAN,HELEN. STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (ANIMATED EDITION). NY: Garden City Pub (1933). 4to (7 x 9 1/4"), cloth, pictorial paste- on, light cover soil, near fine. A rare moveable edition of Sambo, this is illustrated with 27 full page color illustrations by KURT WIESE (plus color endpapers), 4 of which are moveable plates (animations by A.V. Warren) with jointed figures operated by tabs (similar to Meggendorfer). Very scarce in such clean and complete condition.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo [ THE NEW ANIMATED LITTLE BLACK SAMBO WITH PICTURES THAT ACTUALLY MOVE! ]

Bannerman, Helen; Wiese, Kurt (Illustrator)

Garden City Publishing , 1933. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. Illustrated in color with twenty-seven full page illustrations, plus endpaper illustrations, by Kurt Wiese. These includes 4 movable plates with jointed characters operated by tabs. These "animations" were created by A. V. Warren. This book is in remarkably well preserved condition. There is an inscription to Paul Rohe (my father) from his elementary school teacher in Winslow, AZ dated Xmas 1933 in pencil on the front fixed endpaper. There is some minor chipping to the edges of the paper of the paste-on front cover, a minor bump to one corner, with light soiling and fingerprints to the rear board and a few pages, otherwise very clean & bright. All the moving parts are present and in working condition with no creases or tears. In stock, ready to ship now from Evanston, IL!

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

New York: F. A. Stokes, 1900. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 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..

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1918. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. A VERY EARLY EDITION IN ITS ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET(!!). Published by Henry Altemus of Philadelphia as part of its "Wee Books for Wee Folks" series, the publication date can be pinned down conclusively between 1918-1921 but not more specifically than that. Dustwrappers earlier than this on editions of "Little Black Sambo" rarely appear. As it stands, this is a wonderful and colorful jacket design. The front panel of the dustjacket--which mirrors the cover of the book itself-- has a hand-colored image of "Sambo" under an umbrella with a black and white jungle relief behind him. The back panel lists other titles by Altemus in the "Wee Books for Wee Folks" series. Both the book and the jacket have held up nicely, given their age. A solid VG copy in bright boards and in a VG/VG- dustjacket with light chipping along the top and bottom edges of the covers and light chipping at the spine extremities. One dime-sized chip as well to the top edge of the front panel, affecting the word "Little" in the title. The dustjacket, though, fragile as it is, is 90-95% intact. Light foxing as well to endpapers and small former owner inscription to flyleaf. All plates and pages of text have held up nicely and are clean and bright. 64mo, 63 pgs. A truly scarce item in its original dustjacket.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

The Story of Little Black Sambo, Helen Bannerman, First American Edition, First State. Published 1900 by Stokes, New York. 56 printed pages (blanks between not counted). All Original. Preface: "There is very little to say about the story of "Little Black Sambo." Once upon a time there was an English lady in India, where black children abound and tigers are everyday affairs. who had two little girls. To amuse these little girls she used now and then to invent stories, for which, being extremely talented, she also drew and coloured the pictures. Among these stories "Little Black Sambo", which was made up on a long railway journey, was the favourites; and it has been put into a Dumpy Book, and the pictures copied as exactly as possible, in the hope that you will like it as much as the two little girls did." All the earmarks of the first state/first American edition, in rare, complete, intact condition: yellow/beige cloth spine, lettering and shorts on front in blue, both the front and back covers with illustration, preface mentioning the Dumpy Books, no oval on either cover. 100% complete with expected soiling and smudges. Very light inscription on front paste-down. "To Kenneth from Aunt Effie" Condition: This small all original book written by Helen Bannerman is the first American edition, First State, with all the earmarks to show it is the First State: beige-gold-yellow spine, pictorial covers lettered in blue as well as Sambo's shorts, no oval on the cover. It was published with blank pages between the printed pages, as is this one. No pages are missing! No crayon. Tear in back fly page was professionally repaired. Expected wear and smudges, but a beautiful, intact original of this rare book! It is 100% original, including spine, covers, and end pages. We carefully photograph our items so that you can review details of condition. After your review of the photos, please ask any questions or request additional photos from us so that you can make the best buying decision. **Attention International Buyers** For all standard international book orders, we will be using Asendia consolidated shipping through Biblio.com. If you should choose expedited shipping instead, we will provide you with that additional cost by the most economical Federal Express International. Once actual shipping costs are calculated for your exact address, we will advise you of any additional charges or refund due. After all is agreed, your book(s) will ship promptly.***

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

New York: Frederick A. Stokes. 1901. F First Edition; Second State Collectible. H Hardcover. Good. First american edition (second state) of the llustrated and controversial classic. In quarter green cloth over pictorial upper cover board, titling in black (second state). 16mo, 56pp. Illustrated with 27 color illustrations. (light shelfwear and rubbing to outer board extremities, toning/browning to page edges, free-front endpaper missing, 2 in. tear to bottom page edges (pp. 21-24). A curious 'LB Sambo' bookplate adorns the inside cover featuring Sambo getting set to eat a stack of pancakes.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company; (no date) Second issue of the first US edition, published in 1901. According to Barton, The Pictus Orbis Sambo, pages 116 - 118, the first US 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. This copy is an unrestored original, with some wear at corners of boards. The rear endpapers show faint dampstains, and the last 5 or 6 pages have creases on the foredge side. The front hinge is slightly separated at the top 1" of the front endpapers, but the binding is tight. The picture of Sambo on the front cover has slight loss of color (small scratches) at the lower portion of his face. The book is square and fairly tight, with no names or other markings anywhere in the text. All 27 original illustrations are present and brightly colored. Very slight wear to the cloth spine ends, and both exterior gutters are a little darkened, probably from binder's glue. In all, a very good, unrestored copy of this misunderstood and misinterpreted classic.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman (uncredited in this Edition)

Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co, 1905. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. 2nd U.S. edition, 1905. The "Christmas Stocking Series". INTRODUCTION BY L. FRANK BAUM!! 64mo (miniature), 56 pgs. plus publisher's ads. A clean, well-preserved, VG+ copy in its original red cloth with decorative holly-border and "Sambo" illustration to front panel. Text on the versos, vivid color illustrations on the rectos. Inner hinge tender but holding nicely.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946

New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1904. 2nd Amer. ed. Hardcover. Very Good. color illustrations, v, 55p. Original cloth-backed boards with oval color illustration mounted on front cover inside a black oval with title and author printed in black above and below illustration. 15cm. Text and illustrations printed on one side only; text generally on right side (except for page 27) and illustrations on left. Blank pages not included in numbering. Jagged tear visibly repaired on one text leaf (page 50). Modest cover scuffing and wear (including evidence of removal of a tag sale sticker on front cover). A couple of minor brown stains (on front cover and top edge of pages). Former owner's name (Barbara Winslow). No jacket. While there is no date and no statement as to edition, this uncommon version has various issue points (color of title on cover, blank back cover, size, etc.) which identify it as the 2nd American edition.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

NY: Frederick A. Stokes. Near Fine with no dust jacket. Second Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. The scarce second U. S. Edition, with all the required criteria (pagination, blank pages, illustrations, etc. ) , oval picture on the front, framed in black, with black lettering and gold colored spine. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall .

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

New York: Frederick A. Stokes. Yellow cloth spine on decorated boards, blue title, cover art shows Sambo without the oval, no date written in book, 56 pages (blank pages between written pages not counted), all artwork is very good except next to last picture has light pencil markings, all other pages are clean, there are two small edge tears on pages, in both cases picture or text is not affected. Spine: apparently title was not printed on spine, former owner has hand lettered Little Black Sambo on the spine, bottom of spine has fraying, all cover edges are rubbed . Good. Hardcover. 1900.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

London: Grant Richards, 1900. Fourth edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Helen Bannerman. 27 full colour plates all illustrated by Helen Bannerman and prepared as coloured wood engravings by Edmund Evans at the Racquet Court Press. This is number 4 in the Dumpy Book series. First printed in October 1899, this is the third reprint from October 1900. Set in India, this is about the adventures of a little boy - Sambo - and a tiger. It was apparently a story made up by Bannerman to tell to her two children during a long train journey. It is a sweet story, with delightful naive style illustrations. Green cloth covered boards with darker green vertical stripes and titling. Plain endpapers. All text pages presented as plates with printing only on one side. 113pp. 125x80 mm. Grubby boards, faded backstrip. Blind impressed bookseller's stamp plus name in ink [discrete] to ffep. Binding good, clean contents.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

BANNERMAN, Helen

London: Grant Richards, 1901.. Sixth edition, 32mo, (xiv), 113, (3) pp with the majority of the leaves printed on one side only. 27 coloured illustrations, brief contemporary inscription, small blind stamp and a small closed tear to the fly leaf. Original cloth, spine browned, some slight wear to top. No. 4 in "The Dumpy Books for Children" series. Osborne I p324 has the fourth edition (1900) in this series.

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THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

Bannerman, Helen

Published by Chatto & Windus, 1904. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Bannerman, Helen. Good condition with no wrapper. Enlarged edition. Cream cloth with green titles and colour vignette of Sambo to front cover. Colour illustrations throughout, large bold text. 109 pages. Spine and corners worn, spine grubby with title rubbed. Covers a bit grubby. Front free-endpaper almost detached. Joints cracked. Contents well fingered with some grubby marks to margins. A decent copy of an early edition.

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THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

BANNERMAN.HELEN.;

Chatto & Windus.London.,1935. Reprint.Small 4to.(9.3 x 7 inches).27 full colour plates,each with a page of text opposite.Small area of loss to the bottom corner of one page and a few pages with tears into the margins,without any loss to the page.Overall a very good clean copy which has recently been finely bound in leather.Full blue morocco,spine with raised bands,ruled and lettered in gilt.Boards with gilt ruled borders.Front board lettered in gilt.Marblede endpapers.All edges gilt.Overall a very good,attractively bound copy.:

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STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

BANNERMAN, HELEN

LIVINGS, BESS. [BANNERMAN,HELEN]. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. No pub. info., miniature edition (2 3/8 x 3", cl. backed pictorial cardboard covers, lower corner chipped else VG. A charming little edition illustrated in art deco style with color covers and many full page b&w's by Bess Livings. Scarce.

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THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (ENLARGED PICTURE EDITION)

Bannerman, Helen

Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co., 1939. Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co, 1939 8vo, 63 pages Original blue cloth with a pastedown illustration on the front cover, red line border around the outside edges, title on spine and front cover lettered in red Illustrated endpapers, color illustrations througout the text by Cobb X Shinn -- Moderate edgewear (mostly to the spine tips and corners) , corners lightly bumped, pages lightly bumped at the corners, small amount of see through tape on the front and rear endpapers that was formerly used to hold in place a plastic cover protector Internally clean and tight and bright Overall: Good+ condition No dust jacket (K-61 8) Quantity Available: 1 Category: Juvenile; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request Inventory No: 007102.

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Story of Little Black Sambo, The

Bannerman, Helen

Chicago: M. A. Donohue, 1919. 1st illust thus. Hardcover. Good None. 24 color plates with copy opposite. Artist or author not credited. Red Cloth covers with color illustrated label on front - Sambo holding a green umbrella. Both hinges cracked and the endpaper drawings have been neatly colored in with crayon. Internally the pages are clean, one page with chip to corner-not affecting illustration or copy. Record # 221271

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THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO.

BANNERMAN, HELEN.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1908. Engraved and printed at the Racouet Court Press by Edmund Evans. 27 full-page color illustrations. Front cover pictorial in orange and black. Small closed fore-edge tear of front free endpaper repaired with archival tape. Front joint weakened with small nick in cloth. Offset from newspaper clippings on endpapers (clippings enclosed). Occasional and minor page stains not affecting text or illustrations. Bookplate on paste-down and inscription on front free endpaper dated "June 1909". This is a Dumpy Book for Children No. 4 in the series, in the same format in which the first edition was published. An overall complete and sound copy of an early edition of Helen Bannerman's landmark tale. 113pp.. Tenth Edition. Apple Green Cloth. Moderate Corner and Edge Wear/No Jacket. 5" x 3 1/4".

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STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

Bannerman, Helen

New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co.. G/No Dustjacket. Early American Edition. Cloth/Boards. 16mo., 56pp., Binding worn and stained; hinges shaken and cracked, soiled throughout; ownership .

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman

2003-05-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman,Helen

New York: The Platt & Munk Co. Inc, 1930. Hard Cover. vg/vg. 12mo. 27 color illustrations by author and illustrator. Color pictorial dust jacket. Small closed tear to bottom edge of dj. Stain to back dj cover. Protected with a brodart wrapper.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman

New York: Platt and Munk Co, no date. Hard Cover. vg+/vg+. 24mo (5 3/4" x 4 1/2") 63pp Orange cloth with color pictorial dust jacket. With 27 color illustrations. "Wee Books for Wee Folks"

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The Story of Little Black Sambo [with] The Story of Topsy from Uncle Tom's Cabin (The Children's Red Books Vol. II [2])

Bannerman, Helen

The Reilly & Lee Co, 1908. Small Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Neill, John R. Edges rubbed, ink name & date on front endpaper & flyleaf. 1908 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 56, [4] pp. Contains both The Story of Little Black Sambo and The Story of Topsy from Uncle Tom's Cabin. The jolly and exciting tale of the little boy who lost his red coat and his blue trousers and his purple shoes but who was saved from the tigers to eat 169 pancakes for his supper, has been universally loved by generations of children. First written in 1899, the story has become a childhood classic and the authorized American edition with the original drawings by the author has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. This edition includes illustrations by John R. Neill, who also contributed drawings to a number of L. Frank Baum's (and later Ruth Plumly Thompson's) Oz books, as well as several books he authored himself. He also provides illustrations for The Story of Topsy, which is excerpted from Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, which some credit partially with the rise of abolitionism that led to the American Civil War.

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THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO.

Bannerman, Helen

London: Grant Richards. Good tight condition hardback moderate edgewear. 1917. Very Scarce early printing of this classic 13th edition .

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen (uncredited); illustrated by John R. Neill

Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co. , 1908. Hardcover. Very Good. John R. Neill. Hardcover in light green cloth boards with pastedown picture on front of Sambo with umbrella and palm trees. No dust jacket. Later printing (circa 1925). Book is generally crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Green cloth is faded on rear and at spine. Penciled name of child on the "This Book Belongs To" page. Color art is bright and unfaded. Contains both The Story of Little Black Sambo and The Story of Topsy form Uncle Tom's Cabin, each illustrated by John Neill. Illustrated endpapers. 12mo. 57 pp. plus a page ad for Oz books. (The Lost King of Oz is the last one listed). A very nice copy.

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The Story Of Little Black Sambo - An Introduction by George C. Harvey

Bannerman, Helen

Philadelphia, PA: David Mckay Company, 1931. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. Illustrated by Author. Told and Pictured by Author. Boards have edgewear and rubbing, a few pages have been professionally repaired. Boards soiled with light spotting on rear board. Red spine ends and board edges are worn. Back flypage has ink free form scribble. Color Illustrations12mo 7" - 7½" tall58+ pages

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Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

Newark: Charles E. Graham, 1927. Boards. Good. L. S.. Wide 12mo, pp. unnumbered, color plates, b/w illus. Covers heavily rubbed and worn with some loss at edges and corners, previous owner name and ink stamp to front free endpaper and title page, a few faint pencil scribbles to front pastedown, finger marks to a few page margins.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen [1863-1946]

Published by Graham Watson Ltd., London First Thus Edition 1947. London 1947., 1947. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue and white paper covered boards with colour illustration to the centre panel of the front cover, colour illustrated end papers. 12mo 5½'' x 4¼'' 62 pp. Full-page colour illustrations throughout. Light rubbing to the spine edges and corners, slight spine slant, no dust wrapper. Extremely scarce edition of this classic children's story. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

New York: Platt & Munk. N.D.. blue cloth, black stamp "Wee Books for Wee Folks", very good; blank endpapers front both front & back are missing else clean, bright & unworn .

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

Lippincott This an earlier edition, circa 1936, bound in red cloth with black decorations, "The only authorized American edition". Back flap of jacket advertises Sambo and the Twins with blurb describing this as "this new Little Black Sambo story". This book ex-college library rare book room, has no external markings, evidence of book pocket removal on first endpaper and accession numbers on top margin of the preface. Jacket is in mylar but the top back isn't protected and is chipped. There are also clear tape stains inside the covers where the jacket and mylar cover were taped to the book.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

London: Chatto & Windus. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1924. 1st Thus (Large Format New Edition). Hardcover. The Publisher's Note to this New Edition, now First Published in a Larger Format, states... " 'Little Black Sambo' made his first appearence in October 1899 .. In a tiny booklet ..... NOW 'LITTLE BLACK SAMBO' IS ONCE AGAIN REPRINTED, BUT IN A NEW AND MORE IMPORTANT FORM as becomes the proud position he has won for himself as a classic of the Nursery." . Pale blue boards, with dark blue titling to the spine and a dark blue illustration of Little Black Sambo with an Umbrella to the front board. A few light marks, and a little light rubbing to the boards, particularly to the very tips of the corners and to the head/tail of the spine, but overall the boards are Very Clean and the titling/illustration is clear and quite bright - the covers are now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and look VG. NO dustjacket. The Front and Rear free endpapers are browning and there is a tiny oblong booksellers label on the foot of the front pastedown o/w NO Inscriptions or Marks. Small 4to - Size is 9.25" x 7.00" . 58 pages. 27 lovely enlarged colour plates, the text is in large print also. These plates still remain very close to the original plates of the 1st edition. Delightful! The heroes of many of Helen Bannerman's books are recognizably South Indian or Tamil children from the illustrations and use of words. For instance, the book 'Little Black Sambo' has the words 'Ghee', 'Tigers', and 'Bazaar'. The books have nothing to do with Africa or African people, and the plots celebrate the intelligence and ingenuity of the children. However, the name Sambo has come to be seen as a slur on people of colour and the books have often been blacklisted or censored and are STILL seen as very un-PC! Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy of what appears to be the First Large Format Edition. - See Images. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

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Helen Bannerman

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman

1996-03-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Story of Little Black Sambo ( The Dumpy Books for Children No.4 )

Bannerman, Helen

, 108 pp with colour illustrations engraved and printed at the Racquet Court Press by Edmund Evans

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The story of Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman

2018-01-23. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Helen Bannerman

2003-09-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Story of Little Black Sambo (Wee Books for Wee Folk)

Helen Bannerman

1996-03-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Helen Bannerman

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Helen Bannerman

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The Story of Little Black Sambo: Color Facsimile of First American Illustrated Edition

Helen Bannerman

2017-06-15. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Story of Little Black Sambo: Color Facsimile of First American Illustrated Edition

Helen Bannerman

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Helen Bannerman

2007-11-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Story of Little Black Sambo (Told and Pictured)

Bannerman, Helen

Philadelphia: David McKay, 1931. Book. Very Good (Book condition). Hardcover. A nice little story fully illustrated by the author. Sunning to rear cover, wear to extremities, light toning to pages. Illustrations bright and fresh including that on front cover. Text clean, binding strong. [Our rating system: 1. Fine; 2. Near Fine; 3. Very Good; 4. Good; 5. Fair.].

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THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. (The Dumpy Books for Children, No.4)

BANNERMAN, Helen.

London: Chatto and Windus, 1914. . Twelfth edition, 16mo., pp.113, pictorial olive-green cloth stamped and lettered in black and red, 27 colour plates; ink ownership autograph to front free endpaper, two creases to upper corner of front free endpaper, fingermarking and occasional light marking throughout, just slightly shaken, ink-stain to lower margin of front board, rubbing to extremities, a good(+) copy.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

Bannerman, Helen

First written by Helen Bannerman in 1899, it is the story of Sambo, a young boy in India, whose mother gives him a beautiful new set of clothes which four tigers take from him. Sambo then tricks the tigers into chasing each other around a tree until they turn into butter which his mother uses to make pancakes for breakfast. Very fine condition; red-cloth hardcover, no dust jacket; 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"; "Alyce" written in pen on inside front cover; bottom of page edges shows red stain from dye leak during printing. This edition says "The Only Authorized American Edition" above the title on the title page. ISBN-0-397-30006-9 Tr. Ed. and ISBN-0-397-30007-7 LLB Ed. 56 pages, 27 full-page color plate illustrations; no tears, spine is very fine condition.

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