Cat and the Devil

By: Joyce, James

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available


9 1/4 x 7 inches, unnumbered pages, vibrant color illustrations and two-tone throughout; yellow cloth boards with stamped purple cat and devil to front board, very light wear at extremities, previous owner's book plate in front paste-down, occasional light handling wear to pages and brown spots, binding sound, price clipped dust jacket rubbed and edge worn, small chips out at spine ends and one to bottom rear edge, light damp stain to rear panel, now in protective mylar cover. "This charming little fable was written by James Joyce in a letter to his grandson "Stevie." It is an incongruous but delicious mixture of Irish wit and French folklore that explains the magic overnight construction of an actual bridge across the Loire, a very old bridge over which any young reader who might doubt the tale may still walk or ride his bike this very day." The letter was written by Joyce in 1936, and published in the Letters of James Joyce in 1957. James Joyce never wrote children's books per se but the fanciful imagination and playful wit that flash through all of his worlds are perfect ingredients for a child's book. The charming and whimsical mid-century illustrations of Richard Erdoes perfectly compliment the story.

Title: Cat and the Devil

Author Name: Joyce, James

Illustrator: Erdoes, Richard

Categories: Children's Picture Books,

Publisher: New York, NY, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1964

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller ID: 000980

Keywords: ULYSSES AUTHOR JAMES JOYCE LETTERS CHILDRENS PICTURE BOOKS FRENCH FOLKLORE FABLE