Smith, Dodie -- One Hundred and One Dalmations / Starlight Barking [Book]
London: Heinemann, 1956. First Edition. 191pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book has very slight cocking, gutter is a little loose on a few pages, an owner’s name is written on the front flyleaf and there is modest toning. The dust wrapper is bright, with some sunbathing and minor chipping. Includes a tipped in AUTOGRAPH of the author. First edition of this 1950s children's classic about a young married couple with Dalmatians whose canine family grows, quite by accident, to 101. The story immediately captured readers with its delightfully evil villain, Cruella de Vil, as well as its imaginative depiction of the social life of dogs. Walt Disney Studios acquired the rights and turned the story into a very successful feature-length film in 1961. London: Heinemann, 1967. First Edition. 145pp. Hard Cover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Color loss to the spine, some rubbing / a few spots on the boards, and foxing on top edge of text block. Dust Wrapper is bright, with a hint of color loss and modest chipping. INSCRIBED by the author. Signed examples are rare. Little-known sequel to the author's 101 Dalmatians. Pongo, Perdita, and their 99 wards awake to find that only dogs are awake in England, and a difficult choice lays before them.