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    Kay Boyle. The Youngest Camel. New York: [1959]. First edition, dedication copy.

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    Kay Boyle. The Youngest Camel. New York: Harper & Brothers, [1959]. First edition. A dedication copy (there were eight people listed in the dedication), inscribed by Boyle to one of the dedicatees on the front free endpaper:

    "July 11-1965

    Faith, you are as gracious as a flower,

    And you grow in wisdom hour by hour.

    Intelligence is in your smile, and swift response

    That does beguile. Your words were very sweet to hear.

    How loudly camels wish you cheer!

    Kay B." [Note that the first letter of each line spells out the dedicatee's name].

    Small quarto. [95] pages. Illustrated by Ronni Solbert. Publisher's full tan cloth, front board and spine stamped in dark brown, dust jacket. Jacket spine chipped, and toned, some edgewear, chipping, and a few short tears to jacket panels, some light soiling to jacket, some rubbing to binding, some soiling to edge of text block. Still, a very good copy with an excellent dedication poem by Boyle. From the collection of Donald Kaufmann.

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