HARRIS,JOEL CHANDLER. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS. NY: D. Appleton and Company 1881. 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 5/8"), olive green cloth stamped in gold and black, 231p. + [viii]p. ads, just a touch of rubbing else near Fine and bright in custom box. 1st ed., 1st issue with "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line and without ads for this title in rear. Illustrated by Frederick Church and James Moser. Harris was the first American author to set out to chronicle American Black legends and stories. Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox have become American icons. This is a beautiful copy of this book. Peter Parley to Penrod p56, BAL 7100, Grolier, 100 Influential American Books prior to 1900 #83.