Cat alphabet Cat alphabet Cat alphabet

Cat alphabet

Publication Date: 1986
From Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA (Boston, MA, U.S.A.)

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Original ink designs for an alphabet formed from cats, signed and dated by the artist. Blegvad was a prolific children's book artist, whose atmospheric ink drawings are often compared to Gorey and Sendak. His illustrations graced more than 100 picture books, of which the best known is probably Mary Norton's Bedknob and Broomstick. Each letter of this charming alphabet is composed of cats contorted (as is the nature of cats) into the shape of the letter. The images range from the humorous K, where a cat bites the tail of an unsuspecting feline victim, to the endearing E, where a mother cat nurses her kittens. These designs were eventually used for a set of rubber stamps. Framed in a simple white mat and black frame. Very fine. (Image measures 9 1/2 by 5 7/8 inches [24x15cm]; frame measures 13 5/8 by 10 1/8 inches [35x26cm]). Bookseller Inventory # 26788

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Title: Cat alphabet

Publication Date: 1986

Illustrator: Blegvad, Erik

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly half a century, Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. We carry a diverse selection of highlights in literature, illustrated books, finely printed books, and special artistic bindings, and we are noted for our fine selection of miniature books. We invite you to search or browse our entire inventory here, or please contact us directly if you wish to consult with our staff to find the perfect rare book for you.

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