By Esther Averill and Lila Stanley, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky
First printing, from Averill's Domino Press, with an autograph letter signed by Averill and on her stationery laid in.
"I have received your letter of July 9th and have just reread it for the special pleasure in realizing that you have really 'used' my little cat books."
The story of a little horse, a duchess and the circus, featuring absolutely beautiful color lithographs by Rojankovsky, printed by the Domino Press – which sought the highest quality illustrations to pair with the text for their children's books, like its famous first book, DANIEL BOONE (illustrated by Rojankovsky).
Averill's letter refers to a book from her career after she returned from Paris, when she became famous for her books on cat subjects. The letter evinces pleasure in the recipient's reading of Averille's cat books, and informs her of more being sent: "These are sent you with the compliments of the grateful Cat Club."
Paris: Domino Press, (1933). Full title: Poudre: L'histoire d'un poulain, d'une Duchesse et d'un cirque. 10.25'' x 6.75''. Original quarter yellow cloth, green pictorial paper boards. Illustrated by Rojankovsky with color lithographs throughout. Printed on high quality paper. 32 pages. ALS on Averill's stationery, dated 1970 and with Brooklyn address, laid in. Ink owner name on front pastedown, else fine.
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