Written and illustrated by the staff of Walt Disney Studios in 1935, this scarce 10" x 9" brightly illustrated hardcover book is about a little kitten who rebelled against taking a bath, so ran away to be come a highwayman because he thought highwaymen never had to take baths! Published by Whitman Publishing company in Racine, Wisconsin, the story goes on to say that Ambrose, the Robber Kitten, tried to hold up Bill, the Bandit, but he was in for a big surprise. The colorful book has lots of black and white illustrations among the six full-colored pictures within the 40 unnumbered pages. It is in good condition with bumps at the corners and top and bottom of spine. It also has a reinforced front hinge, a 1-1/2" closed tear at the bottom of the first free illustrated endpaper, which has a tiny 3/8" corner off the bottom. All pages are age-toned and somewhat brittle. One of the best things about this wonderful early Disney book, though, is that it still retains its elusive dust jacket, a rarity in itself. With the same bright illustrations as are on the cover, it has some small edge chips, a triangular piece removed from the front bottom edge, and has been reinforced on the inside as shown,(front, back and inside photos) to help preserve it. It also comes wrapped in a clear Mylar cover for added protection. This is quite a nice book to acquire for your collection or to present to an avid Disney buff. Thank you for looking. Please email me if I can help you in any way.
Item ID: RL-1648
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