Detail: 1878 – Grimalkin Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Details: 1878 – Grimalkin (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)
$7.00 – $28.00
“Grimalkin – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, takes the form of a poem and reads as follows:
“Puss curled himself up at the foot of the tree, No sportsman was ever more patient than he; So deep and so guileless his slumbers appear, The sparrows forget that their enemy’s near, They get up a quarrel – those dear little birds! -, And make their home noisy with passionate words, Till over the door-sill a little one drops, And the cat the next minute is licking his chops.”
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