New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887.
First Edition. Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 5 1/4". 230pp, plus 6 leaves of ads. First Printing. Pictorial green cloth, with cover and spine stamped in red and yellow. Heavy edgewear, mild scattered rubbing, and bumped corners to binding, with fading to spine. Front free endpaper torn out. Previous owner's name and bookseller notations pencilled to flyleaf. Front hinge a little tender. Binding remains sound. Dampstains to top edge and bottom corners of pages. In fair condition due to missing front free endpaper, else in good condition. A solid first printing copy of Thomas Nelson Page's first book, a collection of stories set in the Antebellum South and using African American Vernacular English. Fair. Item #1773