copyright 1947; Crown Publishers, New York; hardbound; quite good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
Alec the Great was originally a syndicated newspaper gag panel created by Edwina Dumm and featuring a dog character (as did her other comic strip, Cap Stubbs and Tippie). It ran from 1931 to 1969.
In Alec the Great, Dumm illustrated verses written by her brother, Robert Dennis Dumm, about the small dog, Alec. Their collaboration was published as a book, Alec the Great: 1,001 Verses - Wise, Witty and Cheerful (Crown, 1946). Comics historian Maurice Horn notes that Alec looked exactly like Tippie.[