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Sam et Sap racial stereotype illustrations  

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Sam & Sap. Aventures surprenantes d'un petit nègre et de son singe

Le Cordier, Georges


Librairie Ch. Delagrave



30, [1] pp. Illustrations in color by Rose Candide throughout. (Oblong folio) 26.5x34.5 cm (10½x13½") original cloth-backed pictorial boards. First Edition.

Scarce volume of racial stereotype illustrated stories. OCLC locates only 4 copies, one in France, three in the U.S. The author, Georges Le Cordier, worked mainly for Delagrave editions, his works illustrated by some of the best illustrators at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1908, he wrote for the Sam and Sap, the first French comic strip using phylacteries, i.e. dialog balloons. 

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Boards edge worn, endpapers renewed; archival repairs within; very good.

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