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1 Alexander, Lloyd; illustrated by Peggy Bacon MY FIVE TIGERS: The Cats in My Life
London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, (1956). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Hint of offsetting to endsheets, discreet, cat-themed bookplate to front pastedown, else near fine, in teal cloth with silver spine lettering; in a dust jacket that is faintly spotted, mildly age-toned, and shows light edgewear, especially to spine ends. 
Alexander's debut is an enchanting autobiographial account of how the future author of TIME CAT and THE CAT WHO WISHED TO BE A MAN (not to mention the Prydain Chronicles) became a confirmed cat-lover. With the incomparable illustrations of Peggy Bacon. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Bayley, Nicola, illustrator; Logue, Christopher, story told by PUSS IN BOOTS
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1977. 0688860028 / 9780688860028 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in laminated, color-illustrated boards. Unopened in the publisher's original shrinkwrap with the original price sticker of $6.95. Quarto (9" x 12"). 
Elaborate pop-up rendition of Perrault's perennial is a natural for Bayley, whose feline portraits have distinguished a catload of children's picture books. Featured in 3-d: careening carriages, ogre-ific spells and a feast fit for...a cat! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Blunt, Edna M. Darwin "MARGIE, THE CAT"
(Kailua-Kona, Hawaii): Tropical Paws, (1990). First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in slick, illustrated perfect-bound wraps. 
Collection of rhymed verse about the author's "Hawaiian cat"--including a song with music by Duke Rattray. Drawings by Linda Francine Rattray. This copy SIGNED by the author with the greeting, "Aloha nui loa." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Brown, Rita Mae THE TAIL OF THE TIP-OFF
New York: Bantam Books, (2003). 0553801589 / 9780553801583 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Mrs. Murphy mystery and the twelfth collaborative effort by Brown and her talented tiger cat, Sneaky Pie. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Denham, Sidney CATS BETWEEN COVERS: A Bibliography of Books About Cats
London: H. Denham, 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in crimson cloth shelfback over light blue boards with printed paste-on label; in the original unprinted tissue dust wrapper, which shows a few tiny nicks. A remarkably fresh copy. 
44 pages of entries, grouped thus: The Cat in History; Poets' Cats; Cat Lovers' Cats; Storytellers' Cats; Practical Cats; Artists' Cats; Children's Cats; Some Foreign Books. With a foreword by Compton Mackenzie. Essential. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Le Guin, Ursula K.; illustrated by Ann Barrow A VISIT FROM DR. KATZ
New York: Atheneum, 1988. 0689313322 / 9780689313325 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in celadon green cloth; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Sweet picture-book tale by the sf/fantasy giant tells of young Marianne, who when she has to stay in bed with the flu, gets a visit from Dr. "Katz"--that is, her two cats, Philip and Lorenzo. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Mann, Frances OH THOSE CATS!
London: Paul Elek, (1975). 023630934X / 9780236309344 First edition. Hardcover. Just a bit of fading to the edges, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a like just jacket with very minor wear to the tips and rubbing to the rear cover. 
The author's tribute to her many feline companions throughout her life, featuring primarily a Siamese pair known as "The Boys" whose destructive adventures included raiding several of the neighbors' pantries. Includes 23 illustrations by Maurice Wilson. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Necker, Claire THE CAT'S GOT OUR TONGUE
Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1973. 0810805456 / 9780810805453 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in burnt sienna boards with white spine lettering; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Collection of "things feline in human speech"--divided into these cat-egories: A Cat Dictionary; Cat Words in Special Fields; Comparisons; Proverbs; Early English Proverbs; Proverbs in American Literature; Famous Cat Quotations. Bibliography. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Taber, Gladys AMBER, A Very Personal Cat
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1970). B0006CF8Y0 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild lean to the spine, else near fine in linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a very good, price-clipped photo-pictorial dust jacket with minor edge wear and soiling. 
The author who made her Stillmeadow farm a literary landmark with homespun journals, cookbooks, and animal stories here writes about the developing relationship with Amber, an Abyssinian cat. Illustrated with 20 black-and-white photographs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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