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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. With fourteen colour plates by Nicholas Bentley who also contributes a small title page decoration and ten small vignettes in the text
Faber, London, 1940. The first edition with these Bentley illustrations (the two impressions which preceded it in September and November 1939 contained line drawings by Eliot). Tall 8vo. 50pp. Pictorial cloth lettered in red at spine. Some spotting to edges and occasionally to leaves, although almost always confined to margins and leaving the colour plates almost entirely unaffected. Some light partial browning to endpapers. A lovely crisp copy in tanned, dust marked and soiled dust wrapper with a jagged internally repaired tear to the head of the front panel accompanied by some unsightly resulting creasing, and a single tiny area of loss from the head of the spine panel. A nice crisp copy of this uncommon illustrated edition, albeit housed it a rather handled example of the dust wrapper. Gallup A34c.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.
      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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