KEMBLE'S COONS. A COLLECTION OF SOUTHERN SKETCHES.

New York: R.H. Russell, 1898. Oblong 4to. Original card boards [rubbed, spine and portion of covers reinforced, front cover illustrated with two young Negro children looking over a fence]. 64pp, consisting entirely of stereotyped illustrations of African-Americans, with captions in dialect. Printed on glossy paper, on rectos only. A couple of closed margin tears [repaired]. Small wormhole through front cover and first three leaves has slight effect on one image. Very Good illustrations, overall Good+.

Edward Windsor Kemble (1861–1933) was an American illustrator, best known for illustrating Mark Twain's 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'. His artistic talent was such that he was a successful contributor to periodicals by 1881. He became the major political cartoonist for the 'New York Graphic'. His only formal artistic training occurred at the Art Students League of New York. When Life Magazine was founded in 1883, Kemble became a frequent contributor; he was also a staff political cartoonist for Collier's, Harper's Weekly, Leslie's Weekly, and Judge.
LCP Supp. 1219 [1897 printing]. Not in Work or Blockson. Item #36372

Price: $250.00

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