Item #313213 OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS. Drawings by Edward Gorey. T. S. GOREY ELIOT, Edward.

OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS. Drawings by Edward Gorey

[London]: Faber & Faber, [1982]. First Edition thus, Eighth Impression. Octavo, original black boards lettered in gold on spine panel. Eigth Impression, with code "10 9 8" on copyright page. 56 pp., illustrated throughout by Edward Gorey, including full-page and smaller illustrations. Mild browning to text block, a fine clean copy in like dust jacket, not price clipped (UK £8.99 net, Canada $17.99). A lovely copy of the first UK edition to bear the Edward Gorey Illustrations. Item #313213

¶ First published in 1939, the first illustrated edition (with pictures by Nicolas Bentley) was issued by Faber & Faber in 1940. This new edition, with numerous fabulous illsustrations by the great Edward Gorey, was first issued by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich in New York in 1982; this is the first UK edition with Gorey's illustrations.

Price (USD): $35.00

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