The Stray Lamb

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Author: Smith, Thorne (1892-1934)

Year: 1929

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Company

Place: New York


303 pages with illustrations. Octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original black publisher's cloth with pink lettering to spine and cover in original pictorial jacket. Laid-in is the humorous bookplate provided by the publisher with legend, "Kleptomaniac's Edition." First edition.

This gem of a book tells the tale of Mr. Lamb, an ordinary man who leads an ordinary life, until a chance encounter leads to him experiencing the world through the eyes of various animals. Thorne Smith again shows his mastery of the comic fantasy tale as Lamb lurches from one mishap to another, reeling from his wife's abandonment and the actions of his headstrong daughter and reveling in the new opportunities that his excursions into animal form provide.


Some sunning and rubbing to cloth spine, some soiling to boards, occasional thumb soiling in text. Jacket spine sunned, some edge wear and soiling to jacket, price clipped else a near fine copy in like jacket.

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