The Monkey That Would Not Kill.

New York: Dodd Mead, 1901. Second edition. Hardcover. American West children's book, with illustrations by Louis Wain. A story of Tricky, the monkey, who would not be disposed of. Also includes the short story entitled Gum. With an attractive bookplate of George W. Perkins Jr. Perkins [1895 - 1960] was an American diplomat who served as Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs from 1949 to 1953 and as United States Permanent Representative to NATO from 1955 to 1957 (Wikipedia). Small 8vo, b&w frontis, 115 pp, b&w illus throughout. Illustrations by Louis Wain. Title in black on white ground on front cover with color illustration perched on a rope ladder with the sea behind him. Title in black on off white spine. Covers are gently rubbed, and the monkey has lost a bit of brown coloring. Internally, a few scattered foxed spots, owner bookplate inside front cover. Item #12614

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