The entries in this encyclopedic reference book are arranged alphabetically and include many photos of real cats and illustrations from art and literature as well as diagrams and drawings.
The book covers all domestic breeds, including the origins of their species, cats in nature and the lore of centuries regarding cats. For people who have fallen under the spell of a cat and don't want to break free, this is a great book to have on the coffee table or shelf if you have one large enough.
The book is oversize hard cover with dust jacket. Both are unmarked and in fine condition. Publisher is Prospero Books, a division of Chapters Inc. This is the first printing of their 1999 edition. The book was originally published in Britain in 1996. It is 496 pages.
ISBN 1 55267 260 3
This is a heavy book. US buyers willing to wait an extra week for delivery can request media mail and save on shipping. International buyers can request surface mail if you can wait a couple of months for delivery.