THE WESTERN CAT REVIEW: ISSUED IN THE INTEREST OF CATS OF THE WEST (February - June 1910)
Book Details + Condition: First Edition, 1910. Very scarce. Five (5) bound issues in three-quarters leather binding with marbled boards. Collection of the February through June issues of "The Western Cat Review", published in 1910. "The Western Cat Review" was a journal devoted to pedigreed cats and their owners. It made its initial appearance under the editorial direction of H.C. Hinds. The journal was intended to encourage cat fancying on the Pacific coast of the United States, and it thoroughly covers the subject. Editorially, the paper says: "The cat fancy has passed the stage of ‘faddism’ on the Pacific coast, and in donning the garb of commercialism there comes the natural demand for a paper in which the many high bred cats of the west may voice their claims to superiority and attract to themselves that public attention which they so richly deserve. Hence the reason for the Western Cat Review." This volume contains advertisements for breeding cats as well as short articles on topics such as breeding, different cat breeds, competitions, catteries, and more. There's even an article on the protection and care of unwanted cats, written by the Secretary of the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Advertisements are illustrated with black-and-white photographs of cats. A clean, scarce first edition - while there is wear to the outer boards, the internal original issues are in excellent and near-new condition. Rubbed corners and edges; binding tape to spine; interior is clean and free of markings. Please see our other listings for original "The Cat Review" original bound editions.