The Book of the Cat

 

While nothing can replace the pleasure of owning this book and leafing through its pages of history, we believe it is important to share this seminal work and therefore present a pdf version of each of the chapters from The Book of the Cat  for your enjoyment.

 

bullet Introduction & Chapter 1: Cats of the Past
bullet Chapter 2: Cats of To-Day
bullet Chapter 3: Care and Management
bullet Chapter 4: Housing of Cats
bullet Chapter 5: Exhibiting
bullet Chapter 6: The Points of a Cat
bullet Chapter 7: Longhaired or Persian Cats
bullet Chapter 8: Some Notable Catteries
bullet Chapter 9: Black Persians
bullet Chapter 10: White Persians
bullet Chapter 11: Blue Persians
bullet Chapter 12: Silver or Chinchilla Persians
bullet Chapter 13: Silver Tabby Persians
bullet Chapter 14: Smoke Persians
bullet Chapter 15: Orange Persians
bullet Chapter 16: Cream or Fawn Persians
bullet Chapter 17: Tortoiseshell Persians
bullet Chapter 18: Tortoiseshell and White Persians
bullet Chapter 19: Brown Tabby Persians
bullet Chapter 20: Any Other Colour Persians
bullet Chapter 21: Neuter Cats
bullet Chapter 22: Manx Cats
bullet Chapter 23: Siamese Cats
bullet Chapter 24: Shorthaired Cats
bullet Chapter 25: Shorthaired Cats
bullet Chapter 26: Some Foreign Cats
bullet Chapter 27: Cats in America
bullet Chapter 28: Maine Cats
bullet Chapter 29: Cat Photography for Amateurs
bullet Chapter 30: Rearing of Kittens
bullet Chapter 31: Colour Breeding
bullet Chapter 32: The Cat's Place in Nature
bullet Chapter 33: The Diseases of Cats and Their Treatment
bullet Index

 

FRANCES SIMPSON

A key figure in the cat fancy, Frances Simpson bred longhairs and was one of the earliest judges.  She wrote Cats and All About Them which was followed by the seminal work The Book of the Cat. Pictured above with her silver male Cambyses.