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NINE LIVES TO MURDER.
Edition: First printing.
London: Collins, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An offbeat novel by this author of more than 40 novels, mostly traditional stories featuring amateur sleuths - and then there are novels like this one. A "tale of transposed personalities. Famed Shakespearean actor Winstanley Fortescue, soon to be knighted, has suffered a fall from a ladder, possibly accidental, during rehearsal of his new play, knocking skulls with Monty, the theater's cat, on his descent. Now Win, living in a nursing home, has Monty inside of his psyche. Meanwhile, Monty is thinking like Win and serving as his protector when further attempts are made on the actor's life." [Kirkus] It sounds crazy, but it works... INSCRIBED on the front endpaper…(more)
London: Collins, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An offbeat novel by this author of more than 40 novels, mostly traditional stories featuring amateur sleuths - and then there are novels like this one. A "tale of transposed personalities. Famed Shakespearean actor Winstanley Fortescue, soon to be knighted, has suffered a fall from a ladder, possibly accidental, during rehearsal of his new play, knocking skulls with Monty, the theater's cat, on his descent. Now Win, living in a nursing home, has Monty inside of his psyche. Meanwhile, Monty is thinking like Win and serving as his protector when further attempts are made on the actor's life." [Kirkus] It sounds crazy, but it works... INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated 12 Sept 1992 with the notation that the publication date was 5 Oct. In 1996, Babson was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Dagger for her body of work. 188 pp. ISBN: 0-002324148.(less)
Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (slightly slanted spine)Book ID: 73286More details Price: $35.00
IN JACK'S MIND.
Edition: First printing, a large paperback original.
Martin Pearl Publishing, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - A charming story of a young cat who got lost, was rescued and eventually adopted and then appointed himself the protector of his new family. If you've ever wondered what your cat might be thinking about, this may give you some clues. SIGNED on the title page by the author with the word "Dream!" Large format, unpaginated. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 9780981482255.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 52190More details Price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd printing (same year as the first)
New York: Atheneum, 1983. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Young-adult fantasy novel, the award-winning first book in the Clan Ground series, set 25 million years ago when Earth was undergoing profound change. It centers on a band of intelligent wild cats - the Named - who have learned to herd animals and live by laws, but whose existence is threatened by a more predatory group, the Un-Named. The author has succeeded in both having the cats speak with almost human voices, and still retain the characteristics of their nature. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author "To... best wishes and good hunting" with a small drawing of a cat and dated in 1985. Cover art by Michele Chessare. 259 pp. ISBN: 0689502621.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.Book ID: 34155More details Price: $75.00
Edition: First US printing.
Charlottesville, VA: Thomasson-Grant, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's absolutely wonderful first book, a wordless book in which three black and white cats perch on a branch above three impudent fish. Originally published in Belgium where it was the winner of the Prix des Critiques de Livres pour l'enfants de la Communaute Francaise de Belgique and an honorable mention for the Versele Prize. Unpaginated, large format. ISBN: 0-934738971.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.Book ID: 68237More details Price: $25.00
LAMBS IN MARCH and Other Essays.
Edition: First printing.
New York & London: Century Co, (1928). Hardcover first edition - A collection of ten essays, including an account of her childhood in England in the 1880s, others on animals (one of taking their cat on the train with her daughter). Perhaps most noteworthy are two essays on Yosemite (one on sketching there and the other on Clouds Rest) and another called "Attempting Yellowstone." Ironically, considering the fact that several of these essays are about her life as an artist, this is illustrated with small drawings - decorations - by Katharine E Gray and not Greene herself. 274 pp.
Condition: Very good overall in sage green cloth with navy blue lettering, gilt bands on front cover (bookplate, corners slightly bumped and frayed)Book ID: 61079More details Price: $30.00
WARRIORS: FIELD GUIDE: SECRETS OF THE CLANS.
Edition: Later printing.
New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - A title in the popular Warriors series with beautiful full-color, full-page illustrations, fold-out maps, and black and white drawing by Wayne McLoughlin. Glossary. 168 pp. ISBN: 9780061239038.
Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket.Book ID: 55268More details Price: $11.50
WARRIORS: CODE OF THE CLANS.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the popular Warriors series with beautiful full-color, full-page illustrations, , and black and white drawing by Wayne McLoughlin. 156 pp. ISBN: 9780061660108.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.Book ID: 55269More details Price: $15.00
FELINES: Great Poets on Notorious Cats.
Edition: 2nd printing.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1992.) dj. Hardcover - Her second book. Poems about cats by such diverse writers as Ogden Nash, William Wordsworth, Don Marquis, John Ciardi, J.J.R. Tolkien, Emily Dickinson, W.B.Yeats, Baudelaire, Marianne Moore, Oscar Wilde, Paul Gallico, T.S.Eliot, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Neruda, William Carlos Williams & others, illustrated with linocuts by Martha Paulos. Oblong format. 64 pp. ISBN: 9780811801034.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (creases to rear flap of dj.)Book ID: 54286More details Price: $12.50
THE TREASURES OF COZY COVE or the Voyage of the "Kipper"
Edition: First American edition.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Humorous adventure story for young children - two kittens thrown into the river are rescued in the nick of time by Cap'n Claws, a ginger cat in pirate garb full of tales of treasure and adventure on the high seas. Written and illustrated by Ross. Unpaginated, square format. ISBN: 0-374-377448.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, short closed tear to upper edge of dj.).Book ID: 55438More details Price: $14.50
THE FUR PERSON.
Edition: Trade paperback.
New York: Norton, (1978.). One of Sarton's most popular books, based on her own cat, this is the story of Tom Jones, a foundling. Illustrated by David Canright. ISBN: 0-393-301311.
Condition: Near fine (prev owner's name.)Book ID: 49292More details Price: $8.50
THE TROUBLE WITH THE JOHNSONS.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Scholastic, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author-illustrator's first book - when Elmo and his cat Leon, one strange night, run away from the city apartment to their old house in the country, they discover that the Johnsons have moved in. The trouble with the Johnsons? they are very nice, but look a lot like dinosaurs. Illustrations alternate between full-color and black and white to increase the dramatic effect. SIGNED by Teague with a small drawing of a cat, and dated in 2002. Slightly oversized format, bound in glossy illustrated boards, full-color illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-590-423940.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 36830More details Price: $60.00