Cheyenne, Wyoming: Sun Steam Print, 1885. First Edition. Very Good. Item #1294
First Edition. 8 ½” x 5 ½”. Burgundy publisher's cloth, illustrated in black and gilt. 107 Pages. Very Good: light wear that is moderate at spine tips and heavy at corners; leaves lightly toned, the final few with light foxing. This collection of poems written by Union Colonel William Lightfoot Visscher presents the white perception of post-Civil War black identity and southern culture. The titular poem features the iconic, problematic, and stereotypical character of the “black mammy. ” Contains frontis of author and illustrations throughout. NOT the more common 1886 edition. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.