The majority of Little Blue Books with this front wrapper style were issued between 1924 and the late 1930's.
This Little Blue Book contains three good reads by Bret Harte. The first and longest of the three short stories is; "Miggles" a wonderfully interesting story of a woman's unexpected love and devotion to a severely ill man. The second & third stories are a bit shorter; The Rose of Tuolumne and The Mission Dolores. The outer blue wrap has come loose from its inner pages though all of the inner pages remain bound together with their staples. There is fading of the blue coverand age tanning particularly around the edges. Beyond the first page, the inner pages are in Excellent Condition with very little to no tanning.
For those unfamiliar to the writing of Bret Harte, this little book of only 63 pages would be a great introduction. The book starts with a short history of Bret Harte. The prolific author was best known for his his Gold Rush and Frontier Stories though he also penned many poems. His best known verse was a eulogy of Charles Dickens written within days of Dickens' death.
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