Twain, Mark; illustrated by Charles Blackman A CAT-TALE
(Sydney, Australia): P.I.C., (2001). 0958784507 / 9780958784504 First edition, first printing. First full-scale publication of a story written around 1880. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in blue boards with silver spine stamping; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Quarto.
"My little girls--Susy, aged eight, and Clara, six--often require me to help them go to sleep, nights, by telling them original tales...I thought maybe other little people might like to try one of my narcotics--so I offer this one."--Mark Twain.