Pussy Meow: The Autobiography of a Cat
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: George W. Jacobs & Co. Publishers
Date Published: 1903
Edition: Early printing
Book Id: 40634
254pp. Sextodecimo [15.5 cm] Red cloth over boards with black ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover, and with an ink stamped cat vignette on the front cover. Very good. The extremities are just a little bit darkened, and the spine is mildly rolled. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the recto of the frontispiece illustration. The threads are sporadically visible in the inside margins of the pages, and the text block is just beginning to crack at p. 127. In a good plus dust jacket, with a general layer of mild soiling, and numerous small closed and open tears in the edges. The longest closed tear is 2 and 1/2" long. There is a name in light pencil on the front panel.
Scarce in a dust jacket. The author states the object of her book in the Preface when she writes, "Its only object is to breathe out the joys, the sorrows, and the longings of a misunderstood and much aligned fellow-creature, and to secure for her the consideration which humanity owes to the dumb."