This section is from the book "The Book Of Cats", by Charles Henry Ross. Also available from Amazon: The Book Of Cats: A Chit-Chat Chronicle Of Feline Facts And Fancies, Legendary, Lyrical, Medical, Mirthful And Miscellaneous.
The Favourite Picture Book
A Gallery of Delights, designed for the Amusement and Instruction of the Young. With several Hundred Illustrations from Drawings by J. Absolon, H. K. Browne (Phiz), J. Gilbert, T. Landseer, J. Leech, J. S. Prout, II. Weir, etc. New Edition. Royal 4to., bound in a new and Elegant Cover,price 3s. 6d. plain; 7s. 6d. coloured; 10s. 6d. mounted on cloth and coloured.
Sunday Evenings With Sophia
Or, Little Talks on Great Subjects. A Book for Girls. By Leonora G. Bell. Frontispiece by J. Absolon. Fcap. 8vo, price 2s. 6d. cloth.
Blind Man's Holiday
Or Short Tales for the Nursery. By the Author of "Mia and Charlie." Illustrated by Absolon. 3s. 6d. cloth; 4s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.
The Vicar Of Wakefield A Tale
By Oliver Goldsmith. Printed by Whittingham. With Eight Illustrations by J. Absolon. Square fcap. 8vo, price 5s., cloth; 7s. half-bound morocco, Roxburghe style; 10s. 6d. antique morocco.
Mr. Absolon's graphic sketches add greatly to the interest of the volume: altogether, it is as pretty an edition of the 'Vicar' as we have seen. Mrs. Primrose herself would consider it 'well dressed.'" - Art Journal.
"A delightful edition of one of the most delightful of works: the fine old type and thick paper make this volume attractive to any lover of books." - Edinburgh Guardian.
The Wonders of Home, in Eleven Stories.
By Grandfather Grey. With Illustrations. Third and Cheaper Edition. Royal 16mo., 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.
"The idea is excellent, and its execution equally commendable. The subjects are well selected, and are very happily told in a light yet sensible manner." - Weekly News.
Cat And Dog
Or, Memoirs of Puss and the Captain. Illustrated by Weir. Eighth
Edition. Super-royal 16mo, 2s. 6d. cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.
"The author of this amusing little tale is, evidently, a keen observer of nature. The illustrations are well executed; and the moral, which points the tale, is conveyed in the most attractive form." - Britannia.
The Doll And Her Friends
Or, Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina. By the Author of "Cat and Dog." Third Edition. With Four Illustrations by H. K. Browne (Phiz). 2s. 6d., cloth; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.
Tales From Catland
Dedicated to the Young Kittens of England. By an Old Tabby. Illustrated by H. Weir. Fourth Edition. Small 4to, 2s. 6d. plain; 3s. 6d. coloured, gilt edges.
"The combination of quiet humour and sound sense has made this one of the pleasantest little books of the season." - Lady's Newspaper.
Scenes Of Animal Life And Character
From Nature and Recollection. In Twenty Plates. By J. B. 4to, price 2s., plain; 2s. 6d., coloured, fancy boards.
"Truer, heartier, more playful, or more enjoyable sketches of animal life could scarcely be found anywhere." - Spectator.