New York: Dutton, (1943, c 1942.) Hardcover
5th printing. An early printing (just one year after the first) of this appealing children's classic, told with humor and sympathy - Gabriel is a kindhearted kitten although his 'thinking hat' bears a remarkable resemblance to a bird's nest, complete with a bird in it. Large format, illustrated with black and white drawings. Unpaginated. Illustrated endpapers. Good condition in a fair only dust jacket - some of the signatures are quite loose, although still holding, the dj has overall edgewear, tape repairs on the interior and some soiling, but it did protect the covers and the yellow illustrated boards are bright and attractive. Dust jacket now protected by an archival cover. .
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