Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.
NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939. First American edition. One of 2000 copies. Eliot's clever, jovial collection of poems on feline activity, ritual, and politics enjoyed enduring popularity thanks in large part to its adaptation for the stage by Andrew Lloyd Webber. As with the London first edition, the American first retains Eliot's illustration and lettering for the dust wrapper and title page. In publisher's gray cloth, showing fading to the spine and marginal spotting, but otherwise bright and about fine. Similarly bright price-clipped dust wrapper shows some sunning to spine and single half-inch tear to top of upper cover. Item #30636