Puss in books

Books Around The Table

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As some of you know, I collect images of books in art. I now have many hundreds of images I can peruse. And it’s fun to see the themes and motifs that show up over and over with books like birds, clouds, the moon, butterflies, oh, and Cats. Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats.

Illustration by Emma Block Illustration by Emma Block

Cats and books just go together like tea and hearths, rain and solitude.

Sometimes the cats are a subtle presence, barely there:

Illustration by Shawn Fields Illustration by Shawn Fields

Illustration by Christina Tsevis Illustration by Christina Tsevis

Illustration by Helen Oxenbury Illustration by Helen Oxenbury

Sometimes it’s all about the cat:

Illustration by Blanca Gomez Illustration by Blanca Gomez

Illustration by  Charle Vysotsky Illustration by Charle Vysotsky

Illustration by Yusuke Yonezu Illustration by Yusuke Yonezu

Illustration by Celestino Piatti Illustration by Celestino Piatt

Sometimes they’re just part of the ambience:

Illustration by Jun Kumaori Illustration by Jun Kumaori

Illustration by Karen Hollingsworth Illustration by Karen Hollingsworth

Illustration by Christopher Silas Neal Illustration by Christopher Silas Neal

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But often, it’s…

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