The Miniature Purple Cow

By: Burgess, Gelett

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available


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.

Title: The Miniature Purple Cow

Author Name: Burgess, Gelett

Categories: Miniature Books,

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, Susan Dawson & Karen Dawson: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall

Seller ID: 000803

Keywords: MINIATURE BOOK NONESENSE POEM POETRY PURPLE TINY BOOKS THE LARK