In the Company of Cats

In the Company of Cats

Illustration Through the Ages

by British LibraryThe British Library and British Library

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/10/2014

A visual celebration of the mystery and magnificence of cats, from charming kittens and affectionate families to bold hunters and battle-scarred toms. More than 100 illustrations depict cats at play, in riotous roof-top gatherings, poised in cool, fashion-plate elegance and enjoying convivial tea parties. Images drawn from more than six centuries include medieval books of hours and bestiaries, satirical cartoons, illustrations for fairytales and Aesop's Fables and manuscript art from India and the Far East. The collection features famous cat artists, such as Arthur Rackham, Steinlein, Gustave Dore, Cecil Aldin, Louis Wain and Kate Greenaway, as well as great cat personalities like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland and Kipling's unforgettable Cat that Walked by Himself. Interspersed with intriguing and amusing quotations, In the Company of Cats is a compelling visual feast that will delight cat lovers everywhere.
Cats as pets
Paperback / softback
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British Library Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilization and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers, and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.

Among the greatest treasures in the Library's collection are two copies of the Magna Carta from 1215; the Lindisfarne Gospels; Leonardo da Vinci's notebook; the first edition of the Times (London) from 18 March 1788; manuscripts of the Beatles' lyrics; and the recording of Nelson Mandela's speech given at his trial.

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