Jackie: I have a very nice Little Black Sambo book which is not the exact one you want but I believe this one is older. The book company is J. P. Lippincott, & Co. Phila. & New York and it does say that it is "The Only Authorized American Edition" even though there is no printing date on it. All the pages are in color, not torn, nor dirty; however, on the inside of the front cover and back cover there is some writing indicating ownership and that it was a gift. The dust jacket has 2 small tears that I closed with scotch tape on the inside. I don't have a price in mind and ask for an offer if you are interested.