The Escape of Daddy Rabbit. Harriette Wightman Allston.

The Escape of Daddy Rabbit

An Easter Story Charlotte, North Carolina: News Printing House, 1925.

Hardcover. 12mo. Approx. 6" x 5". Hardcover. [2], 20 pages. Paper covered boards with illustration and title on the front cover. Blue illustrated end papers. Original illustrated box for the book is present. The box, once chipped and falling apart, has been put back together and repaired with tissue on the edges. The front cover of the book is scuffed in the upper left corner causing minor damage to the letter "E". The staples inside are rusted. Pages are uncut and unopened. Interior is very clean. There are two parts to this book. The first part Daddy Rabbit has 18 pages. Printed at the end of the story is "Harriette Wightman Allston, Georgetown, South Carolina, Windsor Plantation, January, 1922." The second part is a two page lullaby titled "Down Beyon' De Shadows (Mammy's Lullaby). This lullaby has the same printed information at the bottom of page 20. From the verso of the title page is the printers statement - "Harriette Wightman Allston, in this story for the children, has given the true dialect of the Old Southern Negro of "befo' de wah" type, and it is her wish that this quaint language be preserved. Since her marriage in 1920, Mrs. Allston has lived on one of the old rice plantations near Georgetown, South Carolina, where the ideas for this story and lullaby were inspired." Scarce. One copy (as of 5/20) located in OCLC (Univ. South Carolina). Good. Item #19929

Price: $150.00

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