Chatterbox Book of Cats and Dogs, edited by Anna Robinson
The Chatterbox Book of Cats and Dogs - sold
Anna Robinson (ed.)

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There's an ongoing and (usually) good-natured debate between self-proclaimed cat people and their canine-preferring counterparts over which is superior. Cats are typically regarded as fastidious, aloof and dignified creatures, while dogs are prized most for loyalty, fun and companionship. Dogs have long been revered for their hunting, herding and protective abilities while cats were worshiped as far back as ancient Egypt.

Regardless of your preference, there is no shortage of reading material. It seems authors and artists feel strongly about beloved pets, and not just for children's books. Enjoy 25 gorgeous dog and cat-themed books from the early 20th century and earlier.

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Collectable Cats & Dogs

The Yellow Cat by Clifford Knight
The Yellow Cat
Clifford Knight
1950



This copy: £23


The Bull Terrier and All About it by V.C. Hollender
The Bull Terrier and All About it
V.C. Hollender
1930


This copy £97

Orlando (the Marmalade Cat) Buys a Farm by Kathleen Hale
Orlando (the Marmalade Cat) Buys a Farm
Kathleen Hale
1947

This copy £125

The Critter and Other Dogs by Albert Payson Terhune
The Critter and Other Dogs
Albert Payson Terhune
1936

This copy £152
Mother Hubbard and Her Dog
Mother Hubbard and Her Dog
Pleasewell Series
1890


This copy £85

A Gay Dog: The Story of a Foolish Year by Cecil Aldin
A Gay Dog
Cecil Aldin
1905


This copy: £150


Cats and Dogs; or, Notes and Anecdotes of Two Great Families of the Animal Kingdom by Mrs. Lydia Falconer F. Miller
Cats and Dogs
Lydia Falconer F. Miller
1868

This copy £80

British Bulldogs (Bull-dogs): A Record of Authenticated Pedigrees, Specialist Clubs, Owners, Breeders, and Exhibitors in the United Kingdom by Mary E. Thomas
British Bull-Dogs
Mary E. Thomas
1910


This copy £85

The Alarm of the Black Cat  by D.B. Olsen
The Alarm of the Black Cat
D.B. Olsen
1942

This copy £595
The Tortoiseshell Cat by Naomi G. Royde-Smith
The Tortoiseshell Cat
Naomi G. Royde-Smith
1925

This copy £119

Finn the Wolfhound by A.J. Dawson
Finn the Wolfhound
A.J. Dawson
1908


This copy: £95


The Day of the Dog by George McCutcheon
The Day of the Dog
George McCutcheon
1904


This copy £102

Cats Have Tall Shadows by D.B. Olsen
Cats Have Tall Shadows
D.B. Olsen
1948

This copy £68

Omar the Discontented Cat by Ethel Clere Chamberlin
Omar the Discontented Cat
Ethel Chamberlin
1925

This copy £306
Dogs and Puppies by Frances Trego Montgomery
Dogs and Puppies
Frances Trego Montgomery
1908

This copy £122

White Boots by Helen Orr Watson
White Boots
Helen Orr Watson
1948


This copy: £99


Three white Kittens by Aunt Louisa
Three White Kittens
Aunt Louisa
1875


This copy £85

The Story of the Three Little Kittens by Author Unknown
The Story of the Three Little Kittens
Author Unknown
1892

This copy sold

The White Cats of York. Royal Series of Picture Books. by Aunt Annie
The White Cats of York
Aunt Annie
1880

This copy £175
Louis Wain's Cats and Dogs (illustrated by Louis Wain)
Louis Wain's Cats and Dogs
Louis Wain (ill.)
1901

This copy £555

Kittens: A Family Chronicle by Svend Fleuron
Kittens: A Family Chronicle
Svend Fleuron
1922



This copy: £135


Spotty the Flying Dog by Eric Godal
Spotty the Flying Dog
Eric Godal
1945



This copy £141

Kittens and Puppies illustrated by Bertha Boyd
Kittens and Puppies
Bertha Boyd (ill.)
1938




This copy sold

Orlando (The Marmalade Cat) Keeps a Dog  by Kathleen Hale
Orlando (The Marmalade Cat) Keeps a Dog
Kathleen Hale
1949


This copy £250

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