LITTLE BLACK SAMBO-Peter Rabbit in Dust Jacket, John R Neill Oz Turnover Book


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Here is a beautiful copy of the Little Black Sambo and Peter Rabbit “Turnover Book”, illustrated by Wizard of Oz illustrator John R. Neill, in the original dust jacket! Copyright 1910 by Reilly & Britton; this is also published by Reilly & Britton and is a probable first edition. The first part of the book has the Sambo story; then you turn it over (with a page that says just “Turn Over”) and the other half is Peter Rabbit. Very cute. 32 pages to each section. Color illustrated covers, many full-page color, shockingly stereotypical illustrations of the period by Neill. Dust jacket repeats the cover art with blank flaps.

Book is in very good overall condition, with light edge wear to paper covered boards. 1917 inscription inside cover, light cracking to hinges but binding still tight, pages very good with light soiling. Dust jacket is good–complete but with rubbing and edge folds and tears. Extremely scarce in jacket, with the Little Black Sambo title the most collectible of the series!