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MANCHESTER: PRIVATELY PUB, 1906. Published by The author at Stalybridge UK. Subscribers Edition 1906 the front fly has two inscriptions `from W C Lees to Clarrie 1921' and second `from Clarrie to my very dear friend Doris, in everlasting friendship 1958', the authors photograph appears as front illustration with his florid -facsimile signature underneath, The book is written in the vernacular of South East Lancashire, (The only one I have ever seen outside of the Lancashire Monologues). Little Spadger'd Dog is a wonderfully told story of that classical theme of a dog's loyalty to it's Master's grave.quote "BECOSE WE FUN' IT STARVED TO TH' DEATH THIS MORNIN'- AT THE TOP O' THAT GRAVE WHEER YO' WUR T'OTHER DAY," unquote Then there is Bendigo, Owd Bluchers Monkey, ten stories in all, and a biographical sketch of the author. A list of subscribers appears at the end of the book with the amount of copies for each one in all amounting to less than 450. copies the names listed are of great interest in themselves being local notables and aristocracy. pages are slighty browned with almost no foxing however, The oiled blue cloth, gold embossed cover is in very good order with some very slight scuffing top and bottom of the spine, the spine is nice and tight, and generally all is in very good condition... First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by R ARMITAGE. Privately Printed.