Millions of Cats.

New York: Coward McCann Inc., 1928.

Oblong octavo (17 x 25 cm.). FIRST EDITION, first issue, with the Jersey City imprint on the copyright page. Millions of Cats, had been developed from a story that Gág had written to entertain the children of friends. Anne Carol Moore (in the New York Herald Tribune) wrote: "… It bears all the hallmarks of becoming a perennial favorite among children, and it takes a place of its own, both for the originality and strength of its pictures and the living folk-tale quality of its text. A book of universal interest to children living anywhere in the world." Millions of Cats was awarded the Newberry Medal and is on the New York Public Library's list of 100 Great Children's Books. Lacking the dust jacket. Significantly worn at the spine; hinges started; edgewear to illustrated boards; some crumples to a few leaves, and edgewear to text block. Signed by Wanda Gag on the verso of the front fly, facing the title page. ExLibris the Vesper George School of Art in Boston, and with their shelf number to front board and rubber stamp to a number of pages, including the title and the facing page with Gag's signature. Boston's Vesper George School of Art ( -1983) was a significant training center for both fine art and commercial artists, including Robert McCloskey, author of the another children's classic, Make Way for Ducklings (1942). Gag and McCloskey were both residents of New York's Greenwich Village, and in the year McCloskey won the Newberry Medal, Gag's Nothing at All, was one of the Newberry Honor recipients. [Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature 72].

Price: $500.00

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