Nine Lives: The Folklore of Cats by Katharine Mary Briggs lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Dorset Press, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: Since the worship of the Egyptian cat-goddess Bast two thousand years ago, the cats cult has rarely gone untended, as Britains leading folklore scholar and a true cat lover herself shows us in this engaging look at the folklore of cats throughout the world. In Nine Lives we meet cats of every whim and persuasion, from affectionate pets and courageous heroes to wicked witches evil companions. They come to us from a rich bounty of traditional lore, some familiar and some newly rediscovered, whether from Hungary, Korea, Wales or Uncle Remus.
Katharine Briggs explains the enduring appeal of the cat thus: The many facets of a cats character, their wise and loving parenthood, the way in which they combine domesticity with an almost wild independence and their capacity for friendship with other species of creatures, all these attracted the attention of man from very early times, and have left a legacy of lore and legends which wakes an echo in our own minds.
Superstitions, ghost stories, folk wisdom, nursery rhymes each forms a part of the wide and colourful folklore still surrounding this bewitching creature, now brought together for the first time in a splendid new study for cat lovers and folklore fans everywhere.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little age tanned. Expansive previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Green Spine Strip with Black boards with White titling to the Spine. [X] 222 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¼” x 6″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Fables, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends, Myths category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!