Item #6979 OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS. (Record.). T. S. Eliot.


New York: Angel Records, n.d. (circa 1954).

1st edition and original issue, with four page booklet enclosed, and original illustrated box (as issued). According to the Eliot Bibliography (Gallup, E4i) this was "Not published." Identified as "Angel Record 30002" this was "Recorded by Angel Records with Robert Donat as speaker, and The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by the composer, on one 33 1/3 r.p.m. ten-inch record" (Gallup, page 355). The original glassine appears unopened, leading us to believe the record was never played. In spite of the bibliography statement regarding the item was "not published," OCLC records four copies. Cover illustration on box is "after a lithograph by Edouard Manet" as noted on cover. Several years later, a later version with a different publication identification number is recorded on OCLC. The present offering of the original recording is considered rare/scarce. Minimal wear to attractive box primarily at corners, else fine. (Additional postage required.). Item #6979

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