" GOMBO ZHEBES." LITTLE DICTIONARY OF CREOLE PROVERBS, SELECTED FROM SIX CREOLE DIALECTS ....

New York: Will H. Coleman, 1885. Small quarto. Olive cloth, ruled and lettered in black, decorated in gilt and silver. Lower foretips worn, some spotting to boards, front inner hinge cracking slightly, heavy offsetting from formerly laid in clipping to front endsheets (with a couple short tears to free endsheet), 1889 and 1895 clippings affixed to first blank, with magazine portrait of Hearn affixed opposite, residue of clipping on rear free endsheet; a sound, but obviously blemished copy of a formerly somewhat uncommon book. Item #WRCLIT62970

First edition. This indexed, annotated collection of parallel English and French translations also includes an essay by Hearn on the Creole idioms of Louisiana. Two of his other hack commissions published by Coleman are featured in the terminal ads. BAL 7914.

Price: $225.00