Item description for A Curious History of Cats by Madeline Swan & Celia Haddon...
This is a biography of the cat, beginning in ancient times when it was revered as a goddess and following it as it emerges as enigma, playmate and companion. There are also tales of great and famous cat-lovers throughout history and literature, such as Dr. Johnson, Horace Walpole (and his noble Maida) or Sir Walter Scott, whose own constant companion waited for a snap of his master's fingers to rise and lay his head on his knee. The book is illustrated throughout with noteworthy and intriguing images of cats through history including ancient egyptian tomb paintings and medieval engravings and drawings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.5" Height: 7" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Little Books
ISBN 1904435483 ISBN13 9781904435488