First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Undated, but 1898. 17.5 x 12 inches, with 26 plates of cat (and the occasional mouse) illustrations. Pictorial boards are edgeworn and have some pale staining, front hinge is broken, and front free endpaper detached and laid in. Moderate foxing to title page, plates lightly toned, but otherwise quite clean. Fair to good overall. Artnet: Théophile Alexandre Steinlen was a French-Swiss artist best known for his Art Nouveau poster designs and paintings. Steilen often depicted animals, specifically cats, as well as the bohemian cabaret culture of turn-of-the-century Paris. Cats appealed to Steinlen for their charm, movement, and character, as well as for their symbolic properties (Artnet).