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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Eliot, T. S.

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ISBN 10: 0151686564 / ISBN 13: 9780151686568
Published by Harcourt Brace and Company, New York, 1982
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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First printing with letter code "A" present on copyright page. A near fine copy with some bumping to corners. Tight, clean, no markings, no bookplates. In a vg+ or better dj with some fading to orange background color along spine. NO chips, NO tears (other than tiny ones at corners), NOT price-clipped. (jacket price $8.95) Published simultaneously in trade paperback so the hardcover edition is far less common. The significance of this edition is of course the first appearance of the charming Edward Gorey illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 012990

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Title: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Edward Gorey

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Thus

Book Type: Book

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Synopsis:

Eliot’s famous collection of nonsense verse about cats-the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. This edition features pen-and-ink drolleries by Edward Gorey throughout.

From the Back Cover:

Mr. T.S. Eliot intimate friends received from time to time typewritten verses which were apparently anonymous but which were always identifiable. The poems which concern cats are presented here.

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