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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to all domesticated animals kept as pets around the world.

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  1. The Cat Manual.
    HIGGENS, Mrs. as "Dick Whittington". The Cat Manual.

    London : 1902

    First and only edition, uncommon Copac lists just 5 locations, BL, NLS, Cambridge, Oxford and TCD. Attractive and practical, this little manual was published some eight years before the founding of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy; "My object in writing this little book, has been to provide novices in the cat fancy with a useful handbook, and,... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 125980

  2. Original cat drawing: "There is some comfort in feeling at home."
    WAIN, Louis. Original cat drawing: "There is some comfort in feeling at home."

    A charming original drawing by Louis Wain (1860-1939), "the man who drew cats". This is a finely executed example of the anthropomorphic style for which he was famous, with a distinctly satisfied looking cat at her toilet, captioned below: "There is some comfort in feeling at home".
    A label to the rear of the frame notes that this drawing was included... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 125102

  3. ABC Dogs.
    TICE, Clara. ABC Dogs.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first printing, in the scarce jacket. This charming book features a different breed of dog for each letter of the alphabet.
    Clara Tice (1888-1973) was a notorious New York bohemian artist who began exhibiting her art from 1910. "Tice was apparently so highly regarded and so instantly recognizable as one of those 'queer artists' that... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 123418

  4. British Sports and Sportsmen. Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits.
    BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN. British Sports and Sportsmen. Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits.

    London : [1931]

    Limited edition; number 322 of 1,000 copies. A very handsome copy: "When outlining the plan of this volume on Breeding and Agriculture, the Publisher's recognised that the subjects in question, in themselves, were the basis of out very existence, and that an exposition commensurate with the importance of the theme would prove to be a responsible and... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 86979

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