Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
January 1, 1940
Faber & Faber
  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Category: Poetry
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Recommended by Goldsboro Books
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Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Book condition

Note - this is the first illustrated edition.
A very good edition in the original binding. Some foxing to the white cloth binding, and some light brusing to top and bottom of spine. At some point in the past, two of the front flyleaves had been stuck together at a single point - now separated, there is a bit of paper transferrence. Previous owner's name written to flyleaf. There is a stripe of discoloration to both front and back flyleaves where the dust jacket was not covering the cover. There is a small amount of seperation to the spine between pages 32 and 33 - Mr. Mistoffelees. In a good unclipped dust jacket, with chipping to the spine and corners. Originally white, the jacket has browned to varying degrees - light discolouration to front cover, heavy to spine, and on a gradient on the back cover.


Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad.
Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there!

In 1925 T.S. Eliot became co-director of Faber & Faber, who remain his publishers to this day. Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of 'Old Possum'. In 1981 Eliot's poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history.

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