The Small Miracle (Signed copy)
Signed by Paul Gallico
First edition, fifth impression. Hardback in dustwrapper. 25 × 19cm, 44pp.
Signed and dedicated by Paul Gallico to the front endpaper, "For Todo, remembering Assisi, Paul Gallico, Xmas 1956".
When his pet donkey Violetta becomes ill, Pepino, a young Italian boy, is convinced that only a visit to the crypt of St. Francis of Assisi will make her well. Since the only way for Violetta to enter the crypt would be to take down part of the wall, Pepino and his friend Father Damico set off to visit the Pope to obtain the needed permission.
The book itself is in very good condition with clean pages and secure binding. The dustwrapper is quite heavily worn to the edges, with some surface abrasion and a black mark to the rear.