THE PURPLE COW AND OTHER POEMS: Written and Illustrated by Gelett Burgess. A facsimile Reproduction from the Original Manuscript in THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, San Marino, California. 1968. 4to. Purple wrappers with a die-cut hole to show part of the illustration on the title page. Foreword by James Thorpe. A fine facsimile, in color, of Burgess' original manuscript of 1894. It contains his immortal poem "The Purple Cow" - "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!". In mint condition with original mailing envelope.