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Gag, Wanda

Published by Coward McCann, Inc. 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, New York (1928)

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From: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books (Holliston, MA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Coward McCann, Inc. 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, New York, 1928. First Edition, thus, of this collection. Bound in finely woven yellow cloth stamped brightly in orange and black on the front boards. Light soiling to the yellow cloth. Charming endpapers with cascading cats and other animals. This copy is signed "Wanda Gag" in blue fountain pen on the verso of the front endpaper. With a 1" closed tear off to the right of the signature at the bottom edge. Clean throughout and lightly shaken but with hinges intact. One or two light smudges to the white space in two pages; lovely and charming drawings. With another closed tear on the bottom of the last page, not affecting any text. Wanda Hazel Gág (18931946) was an American artist, author, translator and illustrator. She is most noted for writing and illustrating the children's book Millions of Cats which won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. It is the oldest American picture book still in print. The ABC Bunny also received a Newbery Honor Award. Her books Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Nothing at All each won a Caldecott Honor Award. In 1940 a book of edited excerpts from her diaries (covering the years 1908 to 1917) was published as Growing Pains; it received wide acclaim. Millions of Cats appeared in 1928. It won the Newbery Honor award, a rare achievement for a picture book. In 1935 Gág published the "proto-feminist" Gone is Gone; or, the Story of a Man Who Wanted to Do Housework. Some educators of the time disparaged fairy tales, preferring more realistic literature for children. Gág disagreed. "I know I should feel bitterly cheated if, as a child, I had been deprived of all fairy lore." To encourage the use of these stories, Gág published Tales from Grimm in 1936. Two years later she translated and illustrated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a reaction against the "trivialized, sterilized, and sentimentalized" Disney movie version. Her essay I Like Fairy Tales was published in the March 1939 issue of The Horn Book Magazine. Nothing at All became a Caldecott Honor book for 1942. More Tales from Grimm appeared posthumously in 1947, four of her translated fairy tales were later released individually with new illustrations by Margot Tomes. (Wikipedia). Bookseller Inventory # 397

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Millions of Cats: Gag, Wanda

Gag, Wanda

Published by Coward McCann, Inc (1928)

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From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Coward McCann, Inc, 1928. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. This Limited Edition of 250 copies is SIGNED by Wanda Gag. This copy is number 249 housed in the publisher's slipcase that has some wear. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. Besides a previous owner's bookplate pasted to the inside endpaper, the pages are clean. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14332906584

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Millions of Cats: Gag, Wanda

Gag, Wanda

Published by Coward-McCann, New York (1928)

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Item Description: Coward-McCann, New York, 1928. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Limited Edition of 250 copies printed. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Wanda Gag. An attractive copy with the ORIGINAL publisher's slipcase that has been professionally repaired. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author and housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Wanda Gag First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16054284409

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Gag, Wanda

Published by Coward McCann, New York (1928)

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From: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB (Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Coward McCann, New York, 1928. First edition with Jersey City Printing Company on the copyright page. Oblong, original illustrated boards. Signed by Wanda Gag on the verso of the front free endpaper. An excellent near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Scarce and desirable signed. Millions Of Cats won a Newbery Honor award in 1929, one of the few picture books to do so. It is the oldest American picture book still in print. Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How the old couple came to have just one cat to call their own is a classic tale that has been loved for generations. Bookseller Inventory # 2397

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GAG, WANDA

Published by New York Coward-McCann 1928 (1928)

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From: James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: New York Coward-McCann 1928, 1928. First Edition. Copy number 228 of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies signed by the author / artist Wanda Gag. With an original wood engraving by Wanda Gag, not included in the book, which is also signed and dated by her in the year of publication, ÒÕ28ÕÓ. The image 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. The engraving itself measures 5 7/8Ó x 4 9/16Ó and is in a small paper frame (7 3/4Ó x 6 1/2Ó) with tissue guard. The book is in oblong format, 9 7/8Ó x 6 3/4Ó, with decorative endpapers, and is enclosed in the original publisherÕs slipcase to which is affixed its special limited edition label. Additionally, the book and slipcase are housed in a custom dark brown cloth clamshell box with gilt-stamped leather at the spine. Everything is in fine bright condition and is a beautiful presentation of a classic childrenÕs tale of love and connection from Wanda Gag (1893Ð1946), award-winning American artist, author, translator, and illustrator. Millions of Cats won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and is the oldest American picture book still in print. Her other acclaimed works include The ABC Bunny which received a Newbery Honor Award, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Nothing at All, which each won a Caldecott Honor Award. Bookseller Inventory # 20794E

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