Ten Little Nigger Boys. Anonymous.

Ten Little Nigger Boys. In Rhyme and Picture.

London: John Miles, Ltd. [1936]. 4to. Cloth backed stiff pictorial covers cut-out for faces on upper cover, with ten thick paper leaves, each with a full-page colour illustration on recto, and a black & white illustration on verso, each leaf with a cut-out head of a negro boy at the top, with varying comical expressions. Neat internal repair to top corner of front cover. A bit dust-soiled. Near fine. Item #1080

Rare (and perhaps rightly so). Only three copies traced in institutional libraries (British Library, Oxford University, National Library of Scotland). Made and printed in Germany. Published three years before Agatha Christie's novel which we now know as And Then There Were None, both books' titles were inspired by the blackface musical hall number made popular towards the end of the 19th century.

Price: £650.00

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