Title The Miniature Purple Cow
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size 64mo - up to 3" tall
Publisher Pasadena, CA Susan Dawson & Karen Dawson 1966
Seller ID 000803
Miniature hardcover bound in purple leather with gilt decoration; oblong; 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches; 21  pages; black and white line drawings by the author throughout. Boards show a hint of rubbing, light tanning to end papers, silver booksellers label from Lilliput, Tokyo in rear with old price in Japanese Yen. The Purple Cow is a short nonsense poem originally published in the first issue of Gelett Burgess's magazine The Lark in May 1895 and became his most widely known work. It was widely quoted and anthologized, often without credit to the author. Burgess came to resent its popularity. A few years after writing the poem, he wrote another short poem in response, titled "Confession: and a Portrait Too, Upon a Background that I Rue", which appeared in the final issue of The Lark in April 1897.
MINIATURE BOOK NONESENSE POEM POETRY PURPLE TINY BOOKS THE LARK