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The Cat Past and Present

By M. Champfleury; Frances Cashel Hoey

1885

George Bell and Sons : London

7.5" by 5"

viii, 214pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

An interesting look at the history and lifestyle of cats, fully illustrated throughout.

'The Cat Past and Present' is an interesting history and insight into cats, looking at cats in Ancient Egypt, in Greece, as well as in the Middle Ages. The book also looks at the language of cats, advice on playing with them, how to walk them and tell when they're in love, and famous people and their pet cats. Translated from the original French by Frances Cashel Hoey. Hoey was a novelist, journalist, and translator, who shocked her family by moving to London to become an author after her husband died. She begun by writing articles for 'Morning Post' and 'The Spectator', and also published two novels in serial form, 'A House of Cards', and 'The Blossoming of an Aloe'. Originally written in French by M. Champfleury. With numerous illustrations throughout. Bookseller's label to the bottom of the front pastedown, 'J. Fawn & Son, 18 Queen's Road Bristol'.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Minor marking to the boards causing a little discolouration. A little cockling to the head of the front boards. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Minor discolouration to the spine. Hinges are starting but firm. Bookseller's label to the bottom of the front pastedown, 'J. Fawn & Son, 18 Queen's Road Bristol'. A little loss to the front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound though lightly strained in places.Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot and handling mark, Bottom of pages 115 to 126 are lifting to the gutter but remain firmly in place. Repairs to the head of the frontispiece, with an additional leaf being adhered to the reverse, however not affecting image.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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