THE OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS.
Edition: Early printing.
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (c 1939) dj. Hardcover - A very attractive and early copy of this book containing 14 poems about cats - from the first poem on the importance of naming cats to Gus, the theater cat, and Shimbleshanks, the railway cat. Basis of the much later musical "Cats." 45 pp. Orange title page and verso repeat the illustrations found on the dustjacket. Designed by Robert Josephy.
Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some toning to the spine of dj, chipping to upper end, price of $2.25 still present).