CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS. author, presumed.
CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS
CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS
CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS
CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS
CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS

CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS

New York: Veritas Press, 1937. small square 4to., unpaginated, G-; matte paper boards, spine black with white (age-toned tan) lettering, light green boards with black lettering/color cat illustrations; heavy wear to boards—bumping/chipping/fraying to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine, boards cocked and shaken, cracked spine to back board (staples visible), binding intact, bfep attached yet somewhat fragile; noticeable brown staining mostly towards left-hand corner of front board, green crayon marking to illustration of front board; bumping/chipping/fraying to corners; mild age-toning to text-block, brown staining to top (likely water damage related to similar staining to boards), foxing to middle of fore-edge, light scratching to bottom-edge; foxing to turn-ins, turn-in to bottom right-hand corner of back paste-down creased and age-toned; black residue to starting hinge between verso of last page and recto of bfep at gutter (possibly water staining from black paper spine), tearing to staples at hinge; contains black and white and color illustrations likely by Ruth Carroll; frontispiece to title page; pub. 1937 to copyright page, later printing; permissions from the Chesapeake & Ohio Lines for "Chessie—the Chesapeake & Ohio kitten" and the Robertson-Deschamps Gallery for illustration to front board (a reproduction of Guido Gruenwald's etching "The Sleepy Cat") to acknowledgements page; small stain to copyright and acknowledgements pages; wear to endpapers, including aged paste staining to gutters, black marking to middle of front paste-down, black circular staining (likely water damage) to back paste-down; mild age-toning to interior, text/illustrations clear and legible; "Chessie" was a fictional cat character adapted from the orig. Gruenwald etching initially promoted as an advertising campaign that eventually became the official mascot of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad—Chessie first appeared unnamed in the September 1933 issue of Fortune Magazine with the caption "Sleep Like a Kitten"—the character's popularity resulted in CHESSIE, written and illustrated by Ruth Carroll (pub.1936) followed by CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS in 1937; shelved Case 14.

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