Monday, June 29, 2015

In Walks the Little Dog, Says “Pussy! Are You There?” (1922)

Beatrix Potter, Cecil Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes (New York: Frederick Warne and Company, 1922), 39.

Friday, June 26, 2015

You Are in Disgrace You Know, and in the Corner You Must Go (1886)

Lizzie Lawson and Robert Ellice Mack, Christmas Roses (London: Griffith, Farran and Company, 1886), 18.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Cat Is, Is (1896)

The New Vertical Script Primer (New York: Potter and Putnam, 1896), 4.

Friday, June 19, 2015

That Which Looks like the Knee of a Cat Is Really the Wrist (1891)

George Ricks, Natural History Object Lessons: A Manual for Teachers (Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, 1891), 146.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An Interrupted Performance (1891)

Illustrated listing for The Christmas Volume of “Little Folks Magazine,” Engraving by Louis Wain, The Publisher’s Circular and Bookseller’s Record of British and Foreign Literature 55 (December 4, 1891): 95.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cats and Crackers (1853)

Mr. Rutherford’s Children 1 (New York: George P. Putnam and Co., 1853), 143.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Display of Such Propensities Was a Source of Sore Annoyance to the Husband, but Nature Will Take Her Course (1865)

G. Moir Bussey, “The Cat Metamorphosed into a Woman,” Engraving by Orrin Smith after illustrations by J.J. Grandville, Fables; Original and Selected with an Introductory Dissertation on the History of Fable, Comprising Biographical Notices of Eminent Fabulists (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1865), 17.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

We Now Come to a More Difficult Subject, That of Cats and Other Domestic Pets (1881)

“Cats, Dogs, and Other Household Pets,” The Boys’ and Girls’ Book of Science (London: Strahan and Company Limited), 335.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hackney Churchyard Is an Aristocratic Feline Rendez-Vous (1904)

Sidney Kindall, “On the Trail of a Serpent,” Illustrated by O. Herford,  Pearson’s Magazine 17 (June 1904): 640.