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Mee-A-Ow! or, Good Advice To Cats And Kittens

By R. M. Ballantyne

1859

Thomas Nelson and Sons : London

10" by 7.5"

30pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this charming scarce children's work, profusely illustrated by the author.

The first edition. Scarce. From the personal library of the granddaughter of the author with her ink signature to the front pastedown reading: "Isobel M. K. Dobson (Ballantyne) Lullington Manor N. Alfinston Sx" Collated, lacking four leaves of sheet music. All eight coloured plates are present. Seemingly bound without the four pages of musical notation seen in other copies. R. M. Ballantyne was a prolific author of children's literature, writing more than one hundred books in his lifetime. Also an accomplished artist, Ballantyne illustrated many of his works, including this charming work. Many of his water colours were exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy. This charming work follows the tale of many anthropomorphic cats and their escapades.

CONDITION

In the original cloth binding with gilt and blind stamp detail. Externally sound with bumping to the extremities, and the head and tail of the spine. Damp staining to the boards. Front hinge is strained. Ink inscription to front free endpaper. Internally generally firmly bound. Amateur tape reinforcement between pages nine and eight. Pages generally bright and clean with scattered spotting and handling marks. Lacking four leaves of sheet music.

Overall Condition: Fair

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