Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1899.
First trade edition, first printing with dated title page. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with upper board pictorially stamped in red and black, with titles lettered in gilt. Very Good or better. Faint streaking to cloth at rear cover visible in raking light, small stain to front cover. Front inner hinge is slightly tender, streak to front pastedown and free endpaper, and former owner name inked to front free endpaper. A collection of short stories as told in dialect by Uncle Julius, a freed slave, in antebellum North Carolina. Item #140942421