In this, the ultimate book for cat lovers, Roger Caras celebrates a lifelong passion with personal anecdotes, charming tales and rich historical fact and fancy. Written with loving detail and accuracy, this delightful book provides a fund of knowledge for every cat lover, covering the topics of evolution, domestication, breeding, history, cats in art, magic and folklore. A unique compendium, it is illustrated throughout by various artists, making it an enchanting the amusing addition to every cat lover's bookshelf. The featured artworks include works by Steinlen, fifteen by Kuniyoshi, Goshun, Robert Leydenforst, Chu Ling, Hokusai, two by John Singer Sargent, two by Hiroshige, Carl Walters, four by Edouard Manet, Gottfried Mind, a 13th-century Persian pottery cat, a ceramic figure of a cat (c.1750), a French prehistoric carving, ancient Egyptian drawings and paintings, an American scrimshaw, a 19th-century Russian cat, the carved tomb of Madame Lesdiguieres's cat and a Japanese painting of a cat with a bird.
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