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Millions of Cats


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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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New York: Coward-McCann, 1928. First Edition. Copy number 228 of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies signed by the author / artist Wanda Gag. With an original wood engraving by Wanda Gag, not included in the book, which is also signed and dated by her in the year of publication, “’28’”. The image depicts a small cat curled up on the cushion of a rocking chair in a sitting room with a small round table and chair and two flower vases atop a draped pedestal nearby. The engraving itself measures 5 7/8” x 4 9/16” and is in a small paper frame (7 3/4” x 6 1/2”) with tissue guard. The book is in oblong format, 9 7/8” x 6 3/4”, with decorative endpapers, and is enclosed in the original publisher’s slipcase to which is affixed its special limited edition label. Additionally, the book and slipcase are housed in a custom dark brown cloth clamshell box with gilt-stamped leather at the spine. Everything is in fine bright condition and is a beautiful presentation of a classic children’s tale of love and connection from Wanda Gag (1893–1946), award-winning American artist, author, translator, and illustrator. Millions of Cats won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and is the oldest American picture book still in print. Her other acclaimed works include The ABC Bunny which received a Newbery Honor Award, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Nothing at All, which each won a Caldecott Honor Award.


Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How the old couple came to have just one cat to call their own is a classic tale that has been loved for generations. Winner of a Newbery Honor, this collector's edition—featuring a heavy interior stock, spot gloss and embossing on the cover, and a thread-sewn binding—will bring this beloved tale to a whole new generation of readers.


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James Pepper Rare Books, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Millions of Cats
Book condition
second hand
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published

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James Pepper Rare Books, Inc.

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About James Pepper Rare Books, Inc.

We are long-term members of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America. We specialize in American & English Literature, Mystery & Detective Fiction, Rare Cinema Material, Autograph & Signed Material, and an Eclectic Offering of Literature & Ephemera.


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clamshell box
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First Edition
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