[ca. 1850] · London
From the "Buds & Blossoms" series: Tabby is a good and useful housecat, but her son Sandy gets into all sorts of trouble — and eventually meets a bad end for refusing to stay away from the neighbor's rabbits. Elijah Whymper contributed the cover design, the frontispiece of Tabby discovered with her newborn kittens underneath an easy chair, and at least three of the five interior wood-engraved illustrations.
Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, sans indicia. Publisher's printed yellow paper wrappers; wrappers somewhat foxed around edges, back wrapper with portion near spine chewed. Last page also with small spot of insect damage in margin, not touching text. Pages clean and apparently untouched by childish hands. (Inventory #: 38457)