FELISSA: or, the memoirs of a kitten. 1822.
Title FELISSA: or, the memoirs of a kitten.
Published London. J. Harris. 1822.
Stock Code 13697
Description [6], 131 pages. 12 hand-coloured copperplate engravings. Original roan-backed pictorial boards, gilt. 12mo. Second edition. Some spotting, some off-setting to plates as is usually the case with this title; name on half-title; calling card on endpaper; spine expertly repaired; else a very good copy. Inscribed on the half-title: 'For dear Tony [or Jenny or Fanny, it's hard to determine which] Pratt from the author.' The author has also added, both to the half-title and to the cover title, the words 'of Sentiment'. The title of the first edition of 1811 was, Felissa; or, The Life and Opinions of a Kitten of Sentiment. The author is unknown, but an attribution has been made to Elizabeth Ludlow - also to Charles Lamb, though this inscription is not is his hand.