Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
 
 
 
The Miniature Purple Cow, Burgess, Gelett

Author Name    Burgess, Gelett

Title   The Miniature Purple Cow

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Type   Hardcover

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 [2] 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

Price = 75.00 USD



Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to mail@crookedhousebooks.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie