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The Miniature Purple Cow- Susan & Karen Dawson

After “The Little Cookie Book” my favorite miniature book is “The Miniature Purple Cow” by Gelett Burgess. It’s miniature. It’s purple. It’s cow. Even though it’s four years older than me, I just know it was made for me.

My copy is a first edition Published in 1966 by Susan Dawson and Karen Dawson, daughters of that most famous purveyor of miniature books, Glen Dawson. The binding is by Bela Blau.

Printed by Grant Dahlstrom, the charming illustrations are Burgess’ own work.

The second edition of 1968 is the same except for the binding, which is brown.