A DOG'S TALE.

Illustrated by W.T. Smedley. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black and white.

First Edition in book form (preceded only by a wrappered tract published earlier in 1904 by the National Anti-Vivisection Society in London) This illustrated tale of a dog is told in the first "person": "My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian...". The dog saves a child from a fire, but then must see her own pup undergo vivisection -- a practice Twain is condemning with this book. This is a near-fine copy, with very minor cover soil and (as usual) a little flaking of the white pigment. McBride p. 216; Blanck 3483. Item #15029

Price: $225.00

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