SCARCE * Millions of Cats first edition, 1st Printing / 1st issue 1928 Wanda Gag in very good condition. Written and Illustrated by Wanda Gag Published by Coward-McCann, New York, 1928. First Edition (all points present). First edition, first issue with Jersey City Printing Co. on bottom of copyright page in a first issue Facsimile dust wrapper / Jacket Bright VERY fresh Boards with minimal rubbing; interior is fresh and bright. Pages are crisp and clean. PO bookplate on front inner boards. and 3144 stamped on top inner edge of first page. An Outstanding copy of a 20th century classic, very rare in the first issue, more so in such nice condition. This book was a 1929 Newbery Honor Book. If it had the original dust jacket it would command much, much more. I have wrapped jacket in mylar for protection.
EX LIBRIS NOTE: The bookplate is from Hiram Edmund Deats library .... (1870–1963), of Flemington, New Jersey, was a philatelist especially acclaimed for his collection of revenue stamps Deats formed one of the finest libraries of philatelic books and literature in the United States, which, in 1952, he donated to the Free Library of Philadelphia. This adds considerable value to the book.
*NOTE: Millions Of Cats is considered the first true picturebook. (For rationale, please see Children's Picturebook Price Guide, Chapter 1, Today's Golden Era Of Picturebooks; Development And Evolution of the Picturebook Market; Beginning of the Modern Picturebook.)
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