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'All Our Cats' 1985 1st Ed, DJ, Feline Art, Paintings, European Art, American Art, Out-of-Print
For the millions of us that find cats irresistible, maddening, and enchanting here is the PERFECT book!!
LAVISH collection of 126 paintings of felines by 39 European & American artists depict cats in all their moods – even to sharing the sly mystery of Mona Lisa. Brilliant color plates; each a superb work of art!!
Collector's 1985 out-of-print stated first American edition, first printing vintage hardcover book – All Our Cats. Has original unclipped dust jacket.
Written by Katou Fournier & Jacques Lehmann. Translated from French, 1984, revised by William A. Packer. Publisher: E P Dutton, New York, Copyright, 1985. ISBN 0525243577.
Cats are both endearing and elusive creatures that condescend to live with humans, and have never truly subdued the tiger in their soul. They will never bestow their graces on command; and decide whether or not they love you, how much and when they want to demonstrate their affection. This is their strength, and the unfailing source of their eternal fascination.
The paintings capture infinite variety of cat nature, artistically appealing, and text provides good back-ground information on cats, who have been described as "the warm, furry, moustached, purring memory of a lost paradise". Whether it is a living room, attic, bakery, hayloft, oil-spattered harbor barge, all our cats so transform these places that they always become home.
Heavy quarto hardcover, unclipped DJ-$29.95 flap, red cloth boards & gilt spine titles, 171pp, Binding tight. Not ex-lib. Pages MINT. Gift quality. Fine vintage condition. Cover fine/bright/sharp/clean. Pages fine/bright/crisp/clean. DJ near fine/excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear includes spine tip small tear. Copyright pp blurry new one added soon.
Do not pass up this artistic MASTERPIECE; will make a fabulous gift!!
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