Akron, Ohio: Saalfield (1940); thick pictorial cardboard covers with red plastic comb binding, strong Linenette pages, in jacket with mother cat in her chair surrounded by her kittens with mittens on front and back; in dustjacket identical to boards, 7x8.2" Picture Book hardback.
Bound in this unusual volume are the complete pages of four traditional stories: The Three Little Kittens, The Doggy Book, The Three Bears, and Puss in Boots. These are smaller version of the pictures from Saalfield Linenette books, but the author and artist are both uncredited. Bright forties pictures and a binding that is scarce but quite sturdy.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; gift inscription from Aunt Delia, no other marks, boards and pages are bright and clean; the surprising jacket is a bit darker than the boards, but very nice; wear on both spine ends for about 1/4" due to comb binding and 1/2" tear; both flaps are blank. Item #19566