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Cats and Kittens ABC
1
Cats and Kittens ABC
London Raphael Tuck, ca 1890's 
8.5"x11" Color pictorial wraps. [16]pp including covers with four wonderful full-page chromolithographs plus numerous drawings in brown line within the text. "L was the Laugh when the mittens were found, And the kittens got milk and nice mouse-pie all round." A title in Father Tuck's Nursery Tales Series A.B.C. Spine sewn, upper cover chipped at lower corner and with several edge tears, blank lower cover with pencil scribbles. Light soil and small edge tears to leaves but color illustrations are clean and attractive. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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My Kitten Book
2
My Kitten Book
James & Jonathan, 1963 Kippy 
8"x12" Illustrated wraps. 10pp including covers. Charming color illustrations by Kippy. A playful kitten takes us through her day. Covers darkening at edges, light corner crease, internally clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Nursery Zoo: Story and Antics of Four Animal Friends
3
The Nursery Zoo: Story and Antics of Four Animal Friends
New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, ca 192? Alan Wright and Anne Anderson 
Quarto. Gilt decorated red cloth with color pictorial onlay. [64]pp. Contains four stories (each of which was also issued separately): Podgy Puppy, Cuddly Kitten, Busy Bunny and Naughty Neddy (an ass). Each story is sixteen pages long with twelve wonderful three-quarter page color plates surrounded by black & white drawings of children and animals, for a total of 48 plates by Anne Anderson and husband Alan Wright. Stories describe the escapades of mischievous young animals. Fine in dustjacket with closed tear to upper panel. A beautiful copy. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Gabriel Churchkitten, Austin, Margot
4 Austin, Margot
Gabriel Churchkitten
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1942 Stated First Edition 
Quarto. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [40]pp with the author's delightful illustrations throughout. Peter Churchmouse, Gabriel Churchkitten and their new friend, the spaniel pup Trumpet, try to prevent Parson Pease-Porridge from walking in his sleep. The cover features Gabriel wearing his "thinking-hat" as he tries to solve their problem. Boards somewhat warped, a little edge worn else Very Good. Jacket dust soiled, chipped and frayed, and worn at folds. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Cat Club or, The Life and Times of Jenny Linsky, Averill, Esther
5 Averill, Esther
The Cat Club or, The Life and Times of Jenny Linsky
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1944 Second Edition, 1944 
Slim 12mo. Red cloth. 32pp with the author's delightful illustrations throughout. The first book illustrated by Averill, drawn from her observations of her own cat, Jenny Linsky. Jenny lives in Greenwich Village and longs to join the Cat Club. The shy little cat finally gets her chance one evening when she puts on ice skates. Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket, lightly frayed and dusted, very tiny chip to spine heel. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Fire Cat, Averill, Esther
6 Averill, Esther
The Fire Cat
New York: Harper & Brothers (1960) First Edition 
8vo Pictorial boards. 63pp with the author's engaging color illustrations throughout. This is no ordinary cat story. This is the story of Pickles, a yellow cat with black spots in his fur who will one day do big things. Averill tells a charming, funny, preposterous and totally captivating story about this friend of Jenny Linsky. An I Can Read title. Light rubbing to spine tips else Very Good in frayed dustjacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Mousehole Cat, Barber, Antonia
7 Barber, Antonia
The Mousehole Cat
New York: Macmillan (1990) First American Edition Bayley, Nicola 
Square octavo. Glazed pictorial boards. [32]pp. Tom and his faithful cat Mowzer brave the high seas of the Storm Cat in the dead of winter to bring food to their starving village. A mystical, mythic and moving story inspired by the old Cornish legend of Tom Bawcock. Nicola Bayley's wondrous images of the great Storm Cat and tiny Mowzer, the sea, the village and the people therein are the perfect complement to this magical tale. Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Lower corners lightly bumped else Very Good+ in dustjacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Crab Cat, Bayley, Nicola
8 Bayley, Nicola
Crab Cat
New York: Knopf, 1984 First U.S. Edition 
16mo. Glazed pictorial boards. [22]pp with lovely, detailed color illustrations by the author. What would a cat do if it was a crab - and what would induce it to turn back into a cat again? One of five titles in Bayley's Copycat series. Slight paperclip indentation to last leaf else Fine.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Bayley, Nicola
Spider Cat
New York Knopf (1984) First Printing 
4.75"x5.75" Glazed pictorial boards. Child's ink scribble to ffep else Good. 18pp with Bayley's lovely color illustrations throughout. A title in her Copycats series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Tom Cat, Bohdal, Susi
10 Bohdal, Susi
Tom Cat
Garden City: Benn Book Collection / Doubleday, 1977 First U.S. Edition 
Small folio. Illustrated boards. [32]pp with black & white illustrations from beautiful, detailed etchings by Susi Bohdal. (Bohdal explains the etching process at the end of the book.) Tom Cat was a special cat who could speak to and understand all animals, large and small. But the other cats laughed at him because he never hunted - he was so busy listening to stories. Lower corners lightly bumped else Very Good. Dustjacket slightly soiled and darkened with faint stain along spine, edge wear, small chips and closed tears (some archival repairs). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Comet's Nine Lives, Brett, Jan
11 Brett, Jan
Comet's Nine Lives
New York: Putnam's (1996) First Edition 
Oblong 8vo. Glazed pictorial boards. [32]pp with intricate color illustrations by the author. Comet loses all but his ninth life before he finally finds 'home.' The story is set in one of the Brett's favorite places - Nantucket Island and the Brant Hill lighthouse. Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (tiny tear to spine head). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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High Wire Henry, Calhoun, Mary
12 Calhoun, Mary
High Wire Henry
New York: Morrow (1991) First Edition Ingrahan, Erick 
4to Pictorial boards. 40pp with charming color illustrations by Erick Ingrahan. Henry's family gets a new puppy and Henry is no longer the center of attention. But as always, Henry is resourceful! Ink inscription free endpaper, corners bumped else Very Good+ Dustjacket with a little wear at corner and spine tips, tiny tear at spine head. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Kitty Kute's Kapers: A Story for Children, Cavanah, Elizabeth
13 Cavanah, Elizabeth
Kitty Kute's Kapers: A Story for Children
Chicago: George S. Carrington Co. 1923 Broun 
16mo Illustrated wraps. 33pp with four delightful color plates on coated stock signed by Broun. Kitty Kute and her friends, Ella Phant, Doggy Dan, and Bunny Boy are animal dolls that belong to the children Dick and Polly and this is the story of some of their adventures. Spine rubbed, covers a little soiled, gift inscription verso of upper cover. Child's penciled name to upper cover and in an upper page margin, in ink to (blank) last page. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Horatio Goes to the Country, Clymer, Eleanor
14 Clymer, Eleanor
Horatio Goes to the Country
New York: Atheneum, 1978 Stated First Edition Quackenbush, Robert 
16mo Publisher's reinforced, decorated green cloth. 63pp with delightful full-page color illustrations throughout by Robert Quackenbush. A simple, charming story about a "middle-aged" cat and his first trip to the country, in the company of Goldilocks and their two pesky kittens and their owner, Mrs. Casey. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Horatio Solves a Mystery, Clymer, Eleanor
15 Clymer, Eleanor
Horatio Solves a Mystery
New York: Atheneum, 1980 Stated First Edition Quakenbush, Robert 
16mo Publisher's reinforced, decorated green cloth. 59pp with delightful full-page color illustrations throughout by Robert Quackenbush. Things keep disappearing at Mrs. Casey's house. When Horatio's new catnip tiger goes missing, he takes matters into his own hands...er, paws. Small tear and light creases at edge of one leaf else Very Good in dustjacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Cats, Daily, Don
16 Daily, Don
The Twelve Days of Christmas Cats
Philadelphia: Running Press (1998) First Edition 
Folio. Glazed pictorial boards. [32]pp with the author's full-color illustrations throughout. The old carol here features Manxes, tabbies, calicos, Persians, kittens and other cats performing Christmasy antics. Small stamp to ffep. Near Fine. No dustjacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Selene Goes Home, Diggs, Lucy
17 Diggs, Lucy
Selene Goes Home
New York: Atheneum, 1989 First Edition McCully, Emily Arnold 
8vo Cloth-backed boards. 55pp illustrated with Emily McCully's line drawings. Selene the cat is upset when her owner moves to a houseboat. A friendly sea gull takes her back to her old home but Selene finds everything changed. On her return journey to the houseboat, Selene finally begins to understand what really makes a house(boat) a home. Remainder mark to upper edges else Near Fine in Fine dustjacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Andy Says Bonjour, Diska, Pat
18 Diska, Pat
Andy Says Bonjour
New York: Vanguard Press (1954) First Edition Jenkyns, Chris 
Quarto. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [48]pp with charming three-color illustrations of mid-century Paris by Chris Jenkyns. Andy is a little American boy who moves to France with his parents. Since Andy speaks no French, Minou, a well-traveled cat who understands English, becomes Andy's friend and takes him about the city. A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. Corners bumped with light wear, upper text block bumped else Very Good. Dustjacket frayed with minor soil and chipping. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Cat & Canary, Foreman, Michael
19 Foreman, Michael
Cat & Canary
New York: Dutton (1985) First US Edition 
Folio. Glazed pictorial boards. [32]pp with the author's wonderful color illustrations throughout. Cat, who has always wanted to fly, finally gets his chance to soar high above New York City. Michael Foreman has twice been awarded Great Britain's Greenaway Medal for outstanding illustration. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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A Kindle of Kittens, Godden, Rumer
20 Godden, Rumer
A Kindle of Kittens
New York: Viking Press (1979) First American Edition Byrnes, Lynne 
4to Cloth-backed boards. [32]pp with beautiful color illustrations by Lynne Byrnes. Lovely story about a little tabby cat's search for the perfect home for each of her kittens. Slight fading to upper edges else Near Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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