Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co., 1899. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black and red.
First Edition, English issue, of this collection of fourteen tales -- including a few about Brer Rabbit and friends. This is a children's story book in the same general format as the four books Harris had collaborated on with Oliver Herford a few years earlier, but instead illustrated by E. Boyd Smith (who had just illustrated Harris's TALES OF THE HOME FOLKS). These are Houghton Mifflin sheets, printed in Cambridge Massachusetts, but with a Constable title page for the English market.~This is a very good-plus copy (some soil on the blank rear cover, otherwise fine). See Blanck 7142. Item #13524