[BLACK INTEREST]. BANNERMAN, Helen (author and illustrator). The Story of Little Black Quibba. London, James Nisbet & Co., Limited. .
16mo. Original mid-green cloth pictorially stamped in black within recessed panel to upper cover, lettered in red; pp. [v], 6-143, printed on one side of paper only throughout; illustrated with a total of 36 charming coloured plates; an unusually attractive copy, externally and internally, with endpapers sometime carefully replaced and some cracking to inner hinges.
First edition. Helen Bannerman's third book following the success of The Story of Little Black Sambo (1899) and The Story of Little Black Mingo (1901). Quibba has an adventure with a snake and an elephant while trying to collect mangoes, to make his mother well. A lively and alternately threatening and reassuring story which doesn't end well for either the snake or the elephant but just fine for Quibba and his mother.