CHRISTMAS AT GUMP'S. Illustrations by Marion Keen

Menlo Park: C. Salway Press, (1990). Marion Keens. First edition. Hardcover. Oblong 8vo. This copy is inscribed on the front endpaper by the author and dated by her "Christmas 1993." A captivating fantasy of six orphaned animals (four cats and two dogs) who enjoy a Christmas Eve romp through the elegant San Francisco store. The fable of congenial animal friends cavorting during a last glorious fling before leaving for new homes is based on real life: a cooperative effort during past holidays by Gump's and the San Francisco S.P.C.A. to find homes for abandoned and stray animals by placing them in Christmas display windows. A silver medallion sticker to the bottom front of the dust jacket, "Benjamin Franklin Award Publisher's Marketing Association." 48 pages with all color illustrations. A fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Item #14545
ISBN: 0962488747

Price: $50.00

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