Old possums book of practical cats first edition

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old possums book of practical cats first edition

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Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there! In T. Throughout the s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of 'Old Possum'. In Eliot's poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history. Note - this is the first illustrated edition. A very good edition in the original binding.
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Eliot Cats musical Faber and Faber books. Title page is identical to front panel of dust jacket. Faber and Faber. One of only 2, copies.

Comes housed in a custom slipcase. Eliot Harcourt, Brace and Company. Yellow cloth boards with lettering to spine and drawing of two men on roller skates on front in practiczl.

Boards a little marked and rubbed and darkened to edges, but the hook are tight and clean. Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser. Seller: Peter Ellis bookseller Published: []! Spot of tape-offsetting on front endpaper, otherwise a fine copy in slightly dust-soiled jacket.

Subscribe to avoid disappointment Our newsletter will gently land in your inbox at random intervals, bearing tidings of comfort and joy about new releases and other mysterious items. A editjon good edition in the original binding. Eliot Volume I T. Murder in the Cathedral by T.

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Eliot about feline psychology and sociology , published by Faber and Faber. It serves as the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber 's musical Cats. Eliot wrote the poems in the s, and included them, under his assumed name "Old Possum", in letters to his godchildren. They were collected and published in , with cover illustrations by the author, and quickly re-published in , illustrated in full by Nicolas Bentley. They have also been published in versions illustrated by Edward Gorey , Axel Scheffler and Rebecca Ashdown The contents of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats , along with the names of the featured cats where appropriate, are:. In , English composer Alan Rawsthorne set six of the poems in a work for speaker and orchestra entitled Practical Cats , which was recorded soon afterwards, with the actor Robert Donat as the speaker.


All Rights Reserved. Grey cloth with black titles on spine. Quite scarce in original DJ. A very good edition in the original binding.

This edition features pen-and-ink drolleries by Edward Gorey throughout. On 5 PossimsThe Times revealed that in Eliot had composed a line poem entitled "Cows" for the children of Frank Mo. The British rock band Mungo Jerry derived their name from the book's poem " Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer ". Fine book in a fine dust jacket.

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