HARRIS,JOEL CHANDLER. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS. NY: D. Appleton 1881. 8vo, (5 x 7 1/2"), green cloth stamped in gold and black, 231p. + [viii]p. ads, front hinge and first 3 leaves strehgthened, some cover rubbing and light soil, VG. 1st ed., 2nd state (probably printing) with "presumptuous spelled correctly on p. 9 bottom line and without an ad for this title in the rear. Illus. 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 nice copy of this book. Peter Parley to Penrod p56, BAL 7100, Grolier, 100 Influential American Books prior to 1900 #83.