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GÁG, Wanda
Millions of Cats
New York: Coward-McCann, 1928. "Cats here, cats there, Cats and kittens everywhere, Hundreds of cats, Thousands of cats, Millions and billions and trillions of cats" GÁG, Wanda. Millions of Cats. New York: Coward-McCann, 1928. Edition De Luxe limited to two hundred and fifty copies signed by Wanda Gág (of which this is No. 245) containing an additional original wood-engraving that does not appear in the book, signed by the artist-author. Oblong quarto (6 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; 169 x 247 mm.). [1, limitation, verso blank], [1]-[32] pp. Pictorial title-page and numerous illustrations throughout including five full-page and several double-page. Publisher's yellow, red and black pictorial paper over boards, red and yellow pictorial endpapers. A fine copy in the publisher's black cardboard slipcase with original printed label on front panel. The slipcase has been neatly repaired on the edges, but is absolutely complete. The additional signed woodcut measures 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 149 x 114 mm., and is in a small stiff paper frame measuring 7 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 197 x 15 mm., complete with the original tissue guard. The woodcut depicts a small cat curled up on the cushion of a rocking chair in a sitting room with a small round table and chair and two flower vases atop a draped pedestal nearby. Scarce with the slipcase and the original signed wood engraving. Millions of Cats is the oldest American picture book still in print. And according to Barbara Bader, in her work, American Picturebooks, from Noahs Ark to the Beast Within, she infers that Millions Of Cats is the first true pictu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [United States]

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