Published by Cupples and Leon Company, Illustrated by John B. Gruelle, Thelma Gooch and other famous artist. The book was well read and well loved. The back is no longer attached to the cover. The cover does has some issue problems, but the art work is amazing. All ABout Little Black Sambo has tape on the inner seams and one two inch tear on a top of a page. THere is a tear similar on a page from All ABout Peter Rabbit. Some minor brown marks are on several edges of some pages. There are a few other pages with the tape issue. This was in my fathers family.