1881. New York: Appleton, 1881.
8vo, -231, (1), 8 (ads) pp. with black and white illustrations by Frederick Church and James Moser. Original blue cloth, stamped in black and gilt, butterfly patterned endpapers. Worn copy with hinges repaired and signs of damp, gilt on upper cover still bright and attractive.
§ First edition, first state per BAL with “presumptive” on page 9. (BAL ascribes no order of precedence to the several colours of cloth used in binding the first edition.) A classic of American children’s literature. “Harris was not the first to record the stories of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and Brer Bear, which he heard in the cabins of slaves on Georgia plantations, but his retellings made them a favorite with American children” Grolier Children’s 100 #45. BAL 7100, Grolier American 100 #83. Peter Parley to Penrod p.56. Item #106320