Verses by Bessie Parker, illustrated by Nancy Parker
First edition of this scarce and terrific picture book about a rivalry between puppies and kittens, rarely found in such beautiful condition and almost never found in pictorial dust jacket.
About fine in very good jacket.
THE A'S AND THE K'S OR TWICE THREE IS SIX
"Tis wrong to play tit and tat / But kittens do not think of that."
A group of puppies competes with a group of kitties, and much adorable "battling" ensues. Ribbon pulling, rat chasing, a beauty contest, and more: each event outdoing the previous in cuteness. This is a magnificent copy of an utterly charming book.
London & Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, . 9'' x 12.25''. Original color pictorial boards. In original dust jacket with some lettering in red. Illustrated by N. Parker with 24 full-page chromolithographic plates, plus illustrations in brown line on text pages. Book with slightest bit of rubbing and bumping to corners; jacket with moderate chips at spine ends and corners, and two 1-2'' closed tears.
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