The Quintessential Cat by Roberta Altman
A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Cat in History, Art, Literature, and Legend.

To respect a cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense - Erasmus Darwin.

For any cat lover who’s ever wondered about the meaning of the “M” on a tabby’s forehead or what makes a tail twitch, this engaging A-to-Z volume covers everything you could ever want to know about cats, from their breeds and behavior to their place in culture, history, and art.

The Quintessential Cat includes intriguing anecdotes, folk beliefs, superstitions - many of them still held today - and myths from around the world, as well as classic cat stories, poems, and quotations by literary luminaries such as Edgar Allan Poe, Garrison Keillor; and Mark Twain.

Lavish folk-art illustrations and reproductions of cats by such artists as da Vinci, Manet, Steinlen, Chagall, Hiroshige, Renoir, Warhol, and many others make this tails-to-whiskers volume catnip for felinophiles, and the ultimate companion to this fascinating creature.

Hardcover with jacket 1995 edition

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The Quintessential Cat by Roberta Altman

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