[inscribed and signed by Harris] Illustrated by A.B. Frost. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Original tan cloth pictorially decorated in white and red.
First Edition of this loosely-connected collection of eight tales of black Americans; the first is titled "An Evening with the Ku-Klux." Aunt Minervy Ann had been one of the principal characters of Harris's preceding book, PLANTATION PAGEANTS. This copy has the fore and bottom edges untrimmed, which according to Blanck is the "probable" second state. The volume's condition is very good-plus (spine slightly darkened, a trace of wear at the spine ends, front endpaper cracked). Blanck 7143.
This copy is inscribed by Harris on the front free endpaper, "To Huel [?] -- | Joel Chandler Harris" Item #15016