Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot (1960) hardcover book

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T. S. Eliot - Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

London: Faber and Faber, 1960 (first edition published in 1939). New Edition. Thirteenth Impression June 1960. Hardcover. 8vo. Yellow boards with red decoration and lettering. 46pp. Fair condition. The binding is slightly rolled with minor separation of the text-block from the spine. Previous bookstore plate pasted to the lower right-hand corner of the front, inner board. Creasing, smudging, staining, scratching, rubbing, and areas of discoloration to the outer/inner boards, pages of the text, the text-block edge, and endpapers. The dust jacket has been price clipped and is in fair condition. Discoloration to the upper edge of the rear cover of the dust jacket. Verticle creasing to the rear cover of the dust jacket. Smudging to the front cover of the dust jacket. Edgewear to the perimeter of the dust jacket. Chipping to the upper/lower spine of the dust jacket. Creasing, smudging, staining, scratching, rubbing, and areas of discoloration to all faces of the dust jacket.

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is the basis for the smash-hit Broadway musical Cats which was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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