Oneida, New York: Ryan, the Quick Printer, circa 1890. Original document. (4)pp. Includes a synopsis of the four acts, set in a log hut in the village of Black Ankle. Dialogue in stereotypical black dialect. "Happy negroes congregating ... The wayward reckless wife gambling with strange men ... She follows Ben into the swamp ... The little brown baby falls to the care of its grand-mammy ... Mandy's journey, &c., &c. Includes an ad for Madison House, Madison, N.Y. The back page contains comments of the press. Printed in black ink on lavender stock; short tears closed on verso with archival tissue. 9.5" x 6" Very Good. Item #040612
[Unrecorded by WorldCat.] "De Valley an' de Shadder" is the title of a story by Harry Stillwell Edwards in his "Two Runaways and Other Stories," published in 1889 (see Wright, American Fiction, III:1712).