Lot 1178: Wanda Gag MILLIONS OF CATS 1928 First Edition Antique Children's Literature Newbery Medal Illustrations
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Millions of Cats
Author: Wanda Gag - Wanda Hazel Gag was an American artist, author, translator and illustrator. She is most noted for writing and illustrating the children's book "Millions of Cats" (1928) which won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. It is the oldest American picture book still in print. "The ABC Bunny" (1933) also received a Newbery Honor Award. Her books "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1938) and "Nothing at All" (1941) each won a Caldecott Honor Award. In 1940 a book of edited excerpts from her diaries covering the years 1908 to 1917 was published as "Growing Pains"; it received wide acclaim.
Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 10" Height: 7"
Book Details: "Millions of Cats" is a picture book written and illustrated by Wanda Gág in 1928. The book won a Newbery Honor award in 1929, one of the few picture books to do so. Millions of Cats is the oldest American picture book still in print (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is a first edition of this landmark picture book. The volume is in its original pictorial boards, with scattered soiling, vertical cracking to the spine cover and edges, and minor rubbing to the extremities. The front hinge is cracked. The volume is adorned with pictorial endpapers depicting cats. A small pamphlet is laid in to the front, titled "Thirteen Cats by Five Women." The interior of this volume is profusely illustrated in black and white, and is largely clean and bright, with some scattered spotting.
This volume has been collated, and appears complete. It consists of 29 unnumbered pages.
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