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no smoking by the ghost of me on Flickr.

postcard, by Louise Voce, 1982.

no smoking by the ghost of me on Flickr.

postcard, by Louise Voce, 1982.

Book cover with woodcut illustration: I Am a Cat, 1906-09. Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
From Wikipedia:

I Am a Cat is a satirical novel written in 1905–1906 by Natsume Sōseki, about Japanese society during the Meiji Period (1868–1912); particularly, the uneasy mix of Western culture and Japanese traditions, and the aping of Western customs.
Sōseki’s original title, Wagahai wa neko de aru, uses very high register phrasing more appropriate to a nobleman, conveying a grandiloquence and self-importance intended to sound ironic, since the speaker, an anthropomorphised domestic cat, is a house cat, not feral.

Book cover with woodcut illustration: I Am a Cat, 1906-09Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

From Wikipedia:

I Am a Cat is a satirical novel written in 1905–1906 by Natsume Sōseki, about Japanese society during the Meiji Period (1868–1912); particularly, the uneasy mix of Western culture and Japanese traditions, and the aping of Western customs.

Sōseki’s original title, Wagahai wa neko de aru, uses very high register phrasing more appropriate to a nobleman, conveying a grandiloquence and self-importance intended to sound ironic, since the speaker, an anthropomorphised domestic cat, is a house cat, not feral.

Page from a delightful children’s book I found in a used book store. 
Dancing Perch: Folk Songs and Ditties (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1974). Compiled by N. Kolpakova; translated from the Russian by Fainna Solasko; drawings by Yuri Vasnetsov.
P.S. Animalarium has a wonderful post on Yuri Vasnetsov.

Page from a delightful children’s book I found in a used book store. 

Dancing Perch: Folk Songs and Ditties (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1974). Compiled by N. Kolpakova; translated from the Russian by Fainna Solasko; drawings by Yuri Vasnetsov.

P.S. Animalarium has a wonderful post on Yuri Vasnetsov.

Source: 912greens on Flickr.

Source: 912greens on Flickr.

For all you cat-papists out there. Image via Vintage Printable:

Via LOC: “Print shows on the left, a cat, representing Pope Pius VI, and on the right, a rooster, representing Napoleon I, holding a bundle of dried twigs and telling the cat to retract its claws, resulting in the Treaty of Tolentino.”

For all you cat-papists out there. Image via Vintage Printable:

Via LOC: “Print shows on the left, a cat, representing Pope Pius VI, and on the right, a rooster, representing Napoleon I, holding a bundle of dried twigs and telling the cat to retract its claws, resulting in the Treaty of Tolentino.”

TURBO CAT!
From a 16th-century German manuscript. Read all about it (and see lots of other ancient rocketry) on BibliOdyssey. 
Image source: peacay on Flickr.

TURBO CAT!

From a 16th-century German manuscript. Read all about it (and see lots of other ancient rocketry) on BibliOdyssey

Image source: peacay on Flickr.

Carl Larsson: “Jeune femme allongée sur un banc,” 1913. Source: Musée d’Orsay, via Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

Carl Larsson: “Jeune femme allongée sur un banc,” 1913. Source: Musée d’Orsay, via Réunion des Musées Nationaux.