After discovering these cool-shaped Stump Books series published by Anthony Treherne two turns of the century ago, I thought, wouldn't it be awesome to buy one? If only it didn't cost $750 and/or wasn't full of wildly offensive racist stereotypes...
So I started watching eBay, and whaddya know, a Stump Book! And it wasn't even Ten Little Nigger Boys! It was Ten Little Jappy Chaps. Seriously, people, what gives? Chaps was written by G.E. Farrow, and illustrated by famous/prolific poster artist John Hassall, who apparently made a foray into the nursery market a few years earlier with some illustrated wallpaper friezes published by Liberty, and none of which, AFAIK, involve the denigration of Asians.
On the bright side, these appear to be the only racist books in the series, or at least the only obvious ones. Here's the rest of the titles:
And on the other bright side, it didn't sell for $750, just $341. I didn't bid.
Previously: The Stump Books for Children, by "The Pilgrims" [turns out only one is by The Pilgrims, but still]