London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
ELIOT, T. S. (1888-1965). Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1940. 4° (215 x 155mm). Half title, 14 coloured plates by Nicholas Bentley, illustrations. Original coloured pictorial cloth, dust-jacket (jacket with some loss to head and foot of backstrip, a few tears, stain to upper wrapper). FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Gallup A34c. Eliot has crossed out his printed name on the title and replaced it with his signature. In addition, he has crossed out "Old Possum's" and 'signed' it "Old Possum".
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