Night and the Cat
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1950. First Edition. Small Quarto. Item #022713
First printing. The author had always had a fascination with cats and has written several books about them. This is a special work which combines the author's poetry of cats and the great Japanese artist, Foujita, who also loves cats has illustrated this book with 12 of his inimitable drawings, inspired by the author's poems, form an integral part of this book. The unique combination of author and artist results in a volume that will delight all cat lovers, all lovers of poetry, and all admirers of the work of Foujita. Bound in blue and black cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, in a blue pictorial dust jacket lettered and decorated in white depicting a cat. spine lettering white, not price clipped but price had been inked out, previous owner's Christmas gift inscription dated 1950. Just a bit of toning to boards, and a few small chips to spine, corners and edges. A very nice copy.