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The Way of the Cat - D. J. [Dennis Joseph] Enright

Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper rubbed at the head of the spine. ½-title page creased with a ½” closed tear to the leading edge. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “A wise old cat takes in hand the education of a foolish young one. Among the topics they explore are man’s inhumanity to man (and, what is worse, to cats); ways of persuading humans that what is best for them happens to be exactly what cats require; the politic path between proud independence and practical comfort, leading to the top of the evolutionary tree; prospects for an afterlife in a land flowing with milk and a mysterious delicacy called honey; the curious mating habits of humans, and other weaknesses; the truth about the Manx cat, Puss in Boots, and the dog Fido; the gift of ESP, Extra-Special Perception; the propriety of engaging in television commercials; the influx of foreign felines; the evil effects of drugs such as catnip; how to nurse sick humans by sitting on them so they don’t make things worse by moving about, except at mealtimes; the virtues of vets; and of course the Nine Commandments, one for each life.

Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark
Size: 7¾" x 7¾"
Number of Pages: 135
ISBN: 1856191419