Many years before TS Elliot’s popular collection of poems, and many years before Andrew Lloyd Weber popularised it in the broadway musical, was The Book of the Cat. A beautifully illustrated well written collection of short storeys and poems about cats, including The Great Panjandrum, Snowball, and Mr Twinkletoes. Any cat person will identify with the clear descriptions on the feline species, endearing and accurate. This text is a scanned copy of the original, hand written edition, published in 1903.
By: Maybell Humphrey, Elisabeth Bonsall
Excerpt: Down at my feet on the red tiles in front of a roaring freat fire sit a great black cat and soft white Angora Pussy. They are named Ebony and Snowball and are as different in nature as they are colour, but are devoted friends for all that.
About the Illustrator: Elizabeth Fearne Bonsall was an american illustrator and painter Born on September 12, 1861. she displayed her talent on her works on The Book of Cats, The Book of Dogs and Pied Piper of Hamelin.