Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Printing; Signed by Artist
Publisher: San Diego: The Ash Ranch Press, 1990.
A miniature first printing in Very Fine condition, red velvet boards, gilt decorated, leather spine. Gilt decorated endpapers. One of 125 copies handset in Piranesi Italic, printed letterpress and bound by Don Hildreth of The Ash Ranch Press. Signed by Don Hildreth. Also includes a personalized paper wrapper: "Dear Guy - Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a healthy & wealthy New Year! Don Hildreth".
The story was originally written by Mark Twain for his five year old daughter, Susie, in 1877. First published in Clara Clemens' 1931 book "My Father, Mark Twain". This publication was created by The Ash Ranch Press as a 1990 Christmas keepsake;  pages.