Boston: Richard G. Badger/Gorham Press, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 7.75 x 5.25" Previous owner's name to FPDEP. Dark green top-stain, age-tanned deckle fore-edge, untrimmed bottom edges. Tide line to upper edge of last 6 pages and rear endpapers. Thin diagonal crease, possibly binding error, runs length of RPDEP. Board edges worn, including spine caps and corners which are lightly bumped. A bit of soiling to spine and board surfaces. Gilt debossed lettering to spine of green grosgrain covered boards. Debossed dark green and white lettering, dark green and white debossed illustration of cotton plant to front cover. A 2 x 1.5" in-blind illustration with the words "ARTI et VERITATI to back board. 6 black and white illustrations, 1 being to frontispiece with vellum overlay. 91 pp. Clean, solid binding. NEAR FINE. Item #69588
In Black dialogue. This story deals with slavery as it existed in Virginia. "The unpretentious story they embody commemorates the virtues of one such faithful friend and servant, and the facile pen of Mrs. Robertson has depicted in attractive colors the experiences drawn from life of one such retainer," (preface).