New York: Delacorte Press, 1981. First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Illustrated by John Steptoe. Thin folio. Unpaginated (32pp.) Illustrated in color throughout. Pictorial boards and endpapers. Trace of wear to the edges else a fine copy. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped, has two short closed marginal tears else is in near fine condition. The text, "Maman-Caiman", an Ouolof folk tale from Senegal, West Africa, originally appeared in 'Les Contes d'Amadou Koumba' by Birago Diop in 1961. This is the first edition in English, and the first illustrated edition. Inscribed "To Susan Collier..." on the half title and signed by both Rosa Guy and John Steptoe. Steppe's signature is uncommon.
(Inventory #: 19635)
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