Uncle Remus His Songs and His Sayings The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation

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Author: Harris, Joel Chandler (1845-1908)

Year: 1881

Publisher: D Appleton and Company

Place: New York


231+[8 ad] pages with frontispiece, 6 other plates and diagrams. Small octavo ((7 3/4" x 7 1/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt rabbit pictorial to cover with black back ground drawing, back cover ruled in blind; and spine ruled. White endpapers printed in gray-green with a butterfly pattern. Illustrations by Frederick S Church and James H Moser. First edition, first state with "presumptive" on last line page 9 and "New Books. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine" (BAL 7100:1).

Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 - July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two professional lives: as the editor and journalist known as Joe Harris, he supported a vision of the New South with the editor Henry W. Grady (1880*1889), stressing regional and racial reconciliation after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he wrote many 'Brer Rabbit' stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize literature in the process.


Corners bumped and slightly rubbed, small closed tear at bottom of page, a few gatherings becoming loose else a very good copy.

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