Edition: First printing.
New York: Putnam, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A children's story well known in Russia, originally published in 1889. Separated from her master, Kashenka (Little Chestnut), half dachsund and half mutt, is taken in by a stranger who introduces her to life in a traveling circus. The human world, as seen through the eyes of a little dog, is fill of complexity and she finds herself torn between the excitement of her new life and her yearning for the one left behind. Beautifully illustrated with full-page watercolors by Barry Moser. SIGNED by Moser on the title page. Translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear. Large format. 47 pp. ISBN: 0-399219056.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small bookplate on front pastedown, sunning to the spine of the dj.)