Rare and antiquarian cat books for sale


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  • Barton, Frank Townend: The Cat, its points and management in health and disease
    Barton, Frank Townend: The Cat, its points and management in health and disease
    £45.00

    1st/1908. Flyleaf brittle, spine a bit bumped and rubbed, cover slightly dirty but contents very clean and bright.

  • Buckworth-Herne-Soame, Evelyn: Cats long-haired and short
    Buckworth-Herne-Soame, Evelyn: Cats long-haired and short
    £20.00

    1st/1933. Facsimile dustjacket, book rather foxed.

  • de Bary-Saunders, A: your Cat, its care and Treatment (1st/n.d.)
    de Bary-Saunders, A: your Cat, its care and Treatment (1st/n.d.)
    £55.00

    1st/Undated; the author was writing in the 1920s. Top and botom of spine and corners rubbed, slightly loose binding

  • Jennings, John: Domestic and Fancy Cats
    Jennings, John: Domestic and Fancy Cats
    £50.00

    1st paperback/1901; back cover damaged, large area of corner missing; cover dirty but in good condition (apart from tear) but rather dirty

  • Jennings, John: Domestic and Fancy Cats
    Jennings, John: Domestic and Fancy Cats
    £22.00

    2nd/1906. Second paperback edition; spine damaged, one page torn.

  • Jennings, John: Domestic and Fancy Cats
    Jennings, John: Domestic and Fancy Cats
    £125.00

    1st/1893. Rare hardback first edition in good condition, slightly bumped, binding a bit loose.

  • Mivart: The Cat
    Mivart: The Cat
    £75.00

    1st/1881. Ex-library copy, corners bumped, otherwise vg

  • Repplier, Agnes: The Fireside Sphinx
    Repplier, Agnes: The Fireside Sphinx
    £25.00

    1st/1901; spine bumped top and bottom, rubbed. Front reasonably good, binding remains firm, bright, attractive gilt border and motif on the front panel

  • Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    £375.00

    1st/1903. A very good copy, in extremely fine condition, gilt-edged pages; spine and corners only slightly bumped. 'Deluxe' version. Erratum slip still in place, and tissue protection for colour plates also untouched and remarkably unfoxed. [This copy has a protective plastic cover which looks a little wrinkled in the pictures] (Type 1 copy, see full description for details)

  • Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    £300.00

    1st/1903. Extremely rare paper-cover copy; covers and pages mostly loose, but the entire book complete except for the last page of the last chapter (probably someone didn't pick it up carefully enough!). (Type 5 copy, see full description for details)

  • Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    £270.00

    1st/1903. Quite a nice copy; top of spine missing but binding otherwise good. Front picture a bit scratched. Contents good and clean, binding a bit loose but otherwise OK. Gold titling nice and bright on cover; colour plates intact, and with protective tissue to all except the frontispiece. (Type 3 copy, see full description for details)

  • Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    £230.00

    1st/1903. First letter of title on cover rubbed; white mark from damage on back (se pic); title page loose and rather edge-damaged. Frontispiece still in place, but binding coming apart at this point. Protective tissue still in place for colour plates. (Type 3 copy, see full description for details)

  • Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    £180.00

    1st/1903. A rather battered copy of type (2). (see details for explanation). Rather grubby and rubbed on the front - quit a lot of the gilding has rubbed off, and the bottom right corner is rather creased, however the binding is very sound. Protective tissue to colour plates removed. A good 'reading' copy. (Type 2 copy, see full description for details)

  • Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    Simpson, Frances: The Book of the Cat (1903)
    £180.00

    1st/1903. A bit grubby on the front, and gilding a bit rubbed, but the back is clean. The hinges are quite worn at top and bottom, and there is some looseness inside, worse in some places than others. Protective tissue to the colour plates has been removed, but a replacement piece has been put with the frontispiece. (Type 2 copy, see full description for details)

  • Simpson, Frances: Cats and All About Them
    Simpson, Frances: Cats and All About Them
    £30.00

    1st/1902. Corners and spine very bumped, binding slightly loose.

  • Wade, Phyl: The Siamese Cat
    Wade, Phyl: The Siamese Cat
    £27.00

    1st/1934. Good copy, but dustjacket very scuffed, brittle and damaged: top half missing and rear detatched. Not price-clipped. In a protective plastic jacket. (See books on Siamese for cheaper later editions.)