THE PURPLE COW. Gellett Burgess.
THE PURPLE COW

THE PURPLE COW

San Francisco: William Doxey, 1895. First Edition. Original Wraps. 12mo. Item #0148

FIRST STATE (16)pp. Stapled, printed and illustrated on both sides of rough China paper. Splendid copy housed within a custom made red morocco slipcase and chemise. Burgess' famous couplet: "I never saw a purple cow. I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one!" which appears in the present pamphlet is quoted in the late Merle Johnson's work "You Know These Lines!", p. 137. Burgess went on to produce The Goops.

Price: $200.00

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