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San Diego: Bay Park Press, 2006. Hardcover. Number 10 of 10 copies. This is a charming and beautifully produced book by Carolyn LaFrance, a San Diego architect who is affiliated with the gallery at the Bay Park Press. Maxine is Carolyn’s beloved feline friend and companion, and the book describes a day in Maxine’s life through text and illustrations. Maxine begins her story: “Sun’s up, I get to go out. Yes, yes, I know, ‘Be careful,’ the howling creatures may still be about. What, you think I don’t know that? What I need to know is, who has been in my yard? Mr. Smushy-face? Walter? Or that grey and white bruiser? ...” Each page includes a hand-colored intaglio print of Maxine at various moments in her day (11 prints altogether). The text is Bernhard Modern type on lovely Fabriano Rosapina Bianco paper. Oblong folio bound in grey linen with black spine. Paw prints decorate the front cover and endpapers. Housed in a black portfolio with a grey cloth square label illustrated with paw prints affixed to front and cream ribbon closure. In fine condition. Unpaginated. PRI/072012. Fine.
London: Chaucer Press, (2004). Hardcover. 4to. Black paper covered boards with silver title to spine and to front board. Pristine interior filled with full color illutrations. Black and green illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to green spine. 158 pages. CATS/102609. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Philadelphia: Frederick Leypoldt, 1865. Hardcover. Original dark grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Chipping to bookcloth on spine ends and hinges. Minor rubbing to covers. Lacks front free endpaper. Occasional spots of soiling / smudge marks to interior, but clean and bright overall. Illustrated. 104 pages. CAT/042318. Very Good.
London: Grange Books, (1995. Hardcover. 4to. Beige illustrated paper covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to top edge of front board. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Beige illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Index, 128 pages. CATS/102709. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Boston, Toronto, London: Little, Brown and Company, (1992). Hardcover. Thin 4to. First North American Edition. Fine in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket with red spine panel and white title to spine. Light wear to edges of jacket and light rubbing to rear panel. Includes 32 color illustrations of cats which have been cleverly nserted into reproductions of famous Impressionist paintings. Unpaginated. CATS/100609. Fine in Very Good Plus jacket.
E.P. Dutton, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. Near fine blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards. Very good black illustrated jacket with white title to spine. Minor wear to edges of jacket and light rubbing to panels. 96 pages. CATS/110409. near fine in very good jacket.
New York: Crown Publishers, (1989). Hardcover. Scarce. 4to. Blue paper covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior with lovely illustrations throughout. Cream colored illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Unpaginated. CATS/102709. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Mermaid Press, 1962. Softcover. A scarce miniature book from Fridolf Johnson's Mermaid Press that parodies traditional alphabet books. In this version, Nasty Nancy torments her poor Kitty by such means as addling, clobbering, hanging, kicking and vexing among other horrid acts until the poor Kitty is dead. Fortunately, as cats have nine lives, Kitty now has another of them spent with sweet and kind Egbert. Bound in cream paper boards with title in red on front cover. The ornate first letters of each word are printed in various bright colors. In near fine condition. Housed in a blue slipcase with fading to edges. Measures 2 x 2.25 inches. Near Fine.
New York: Glitterati Incorporated, 2017. Hardcover. "Now, for the first time, some of the most beloved bookstore cats are collected in one adorable compendium, making the perfect gift for cat lovers, book lovers, shoppers, and the generally curious worldwide" (jacket). Included within are our very own cats - Pierre and Sinclair! Read about them and many other fine bookstore cats. Includes many sweet cat stories as well as popular cat poems, cat trivia, and full color photographic illustrations. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with white title to spine. In matching dust jacket with white title to olive green spine panel. White ribbon bookmark bound in. 160 pages. CAT/120617. Fine / Fine.
Publications International, 1995. Paper covered Boards. 8vo. Blue glossy paper covered boards with white title to spine and illustration to front board. Pristine, tight interior. Includes over 35 cat themed projects. Blue dust jacket with white title to spine and illustration to front panel. Minor wear to edges of dj and 1.5 inch long closed tear to rear panel with small stain along top edge. Index, 168 pages. Art, how-to guides CAT/081005. Fine / Very Good.
Chartwell Books, Inc., (1991). Hardcover. 4to. White paper covered boards with green title to front board and to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with color illustrations. Partial book plate to rear paste down. White illustrated dust jacket wtih green title to front panel and black title to spine. Light edge wear to jacket. Index 128 pages. CATS/101409. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ.