THE SIAMESE CAT - Underwood, 1st and Limited Ed, 1928 - CATS ART DECO WOODCUTS
THE SIAMESE CAT
Book Details + Condition: Bretano's (New York), 1928. First Edition, limited to 2500 copies, designed and engraved by the author. An enchanting tale stunningly illustrated with Art Deco styled woodcuts by the author. 269 pages. Leon Underwood (1890-1975) was a noted British sculptor, painter, draughtsman and engraver as well as a writer and illustrator, scholar, teacher, philosopher and stained glass and furniture craftsman. "The Siamese Cat," his only novel, "...is in reality a fairy tale in which the daily hopes and fears incident in the life of an idealist supplant the magic wands, invisible cloaks, and dragons of legend."In very good condition: tight binding; light shelf wear to boards; text is clean and unmarked. Gorgeous decorated dust jacket has wear and chipping, mainly at edges and corners.