The Story of Aaron (So Named) The Son of Ben Ali by Joel Chandler Harris is for sale. The Story of Aaron is the US first edition book published by Houghton Mifflin and Company in Boston and New York in 1896.
The Story of Aaron has the original beige coloured binding with the front board that features a large illustration by Oliver Herford of two young people upon a large black horse with the title above in bright gilt. The spine of the book also has black lettering, and the back board bearing a rabbit motif in a circle in black to the centre.
The binding is in Very Good condition with the front board being extremely clean and attractive, the back board having light black marks, and there are knocks to the top and bottom of the spine.
Joel Chandler Harris The Story of Aaron has 198 numbered pages, all edges tinted green, with 25 stunning illustrations by Oliver Herford who is an accomplished artist who later went onto to illustrate the Peter Pan Alphabet which was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1907.
The Story of Aaron pages are very clean and in overall Very Good condition with only the lightest of age toning to the margins, slight cracking/tear to the paper in the joint of the front free endpaper (cosmetic not structural), and the Frontispiece partly detached but still bound into the book, with all the other pages being bound in. Internally, this is an extremely attractive Joel Chandler Harris first edition book from 1896.