Alexander, Lloyd; illustrated by Peggy Bacon MY FIVE TIGERS: The Cats in My Life
London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, (1956). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Hint of offsetting to endsheets, discreet, cat-themed bookplate to front pastedown, else near fine, in teal cloth with silver spine lettering; in a dust jacket that is faintly spotted, mildly age-toned, and shows light edgewear, especially to spine ends.
Alexander's debut is an enchanting autobiographial account of how the future author of TIME CAT and THE CAT WHO WISHED TO BE A MAN (not to mention the Prydain Chronicles) became a confirmed cat-lover. With the incomparable illustrations of Peggy Bacon.