Our Phil, and Other Stories. Katharine Floyd Dana.
Our Phil, and Other Stories
Our Phil, and Other Stories
Our Phil, and Other Stories
Our Phil, and Other Stories
Our Phil, and Other Stories

Our Phil, and Other Stories

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1889. E. W. Kemble. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Virtually Fine, tight, and unread copy of the first edition, first printing, of this collection of African-American stories by a female author (slight rubbing to the spine ends and leading board corners), with illustrations by E. W. Kemble [who also illustrated Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and other books] without the Rare Dust Jacket, and with the original Publisher's marketing pamphlet loosely laid in. During her life and in Dana's social circle, a woman's working as a writer was seen as inappropriate.  Consequently, Dana published under the pen name Olive A. Wadsworth which stood for "Only A. Woman". As this work was published posthumously, it was published under her given name, making it the first of her works so published. [The story "Our Phil" and the "Other Stories" in this book first appeared in the Atlantic Monthly under her pen name.] Virtually all of the dust jackets for the book would have been discarded as they were of plain paper and were intended to protect the book until it was put out for sale and not intended to help sell the book (as they are now). A scarce work and a quite nice tight and unread copy. Fine / fine. Item #3072

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