The Hindered Hand: or, the Reign of the Repressionist. Sutton E. Griggs.
The Hindered Hand: or, the Reign of the Repressionist
The Hindered Hand: or, the Reign of the Repressionist
The Hindered Hand: or, the Reign of the Repressionist
The Hindered Hand: or, the Reign of the Repressionist

The Hindered Hand: or, the Reign of the Repressionist

Nashville: Orion Publishing Company, 1905. [2nd ed., but not so stated]. Hardcover. 15 illustrations (by Robert E[ugene] Bell, 303, plus [5]p. advertisements for three novels by Griggs. Original maroon cloth. Centered black & white illustration, also by Bell, mounted on lower portion of front cover. 20 cm. Cover soiled and rather worn. Spine sloped. Minor foxing. Former owner's name on front free endpaper. No jacket. Probably his best selling book although the first edition and second editions are quite elusive. The first edition had 303 pages and no illustrations in the book or on the its red cover. The second edition also has 303 pages but with the addition of Bell's illustrations, including the cover illustration on a cover with maroon, rather than red, cloth. Almost all copies that show up for sale are the Third edition revised bulked up to 333 pages, partly because of the added essay at the end on "The Leopard Spots," an infamously racist novel by Thomas Dixon. In the earlier editions, Dixon's book had been discussed in less detail by two characters in the novel. Bell, whose illustrations show up in the second and third editions, appears to have been an African American artist -- probably the Robert E. Bell listed in Cederholm's "Afro-American Artists: A Bio-Bibliographical Directory" (1973). Good. Item #90579

Price: $650.00