The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

For World Book Day we are celebrating with a page from a bestiary, dated to around 1200 in England.

Discarding Images, a facebook group is where I got this. The scene portrayed is the
"creation of the animals". The Bestiary, is currently at Aberdeen University Library, MS 24, fol. 2v.

Notice the cat is singularly unimpressed. So feline character was created simultaneously with the furry body.

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