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Atlas Obscura came out with a post on old encyclopedic book on cats by English cartoonist Charles Henry Ross.
He set out to debunk a lot of the old myths of cats. So happy cats had a champion back then! just as crazed about cats as we are today. But instead of memes, Instagram posts, and viral videos, the Victorians had satirical comics and chronicles.
English cartoonist, and evident cat fanatic, Charles Henry Ross wrote an epic encyclopedic book detailing the intricacies and culture of cats. In The Book of Cats. A Chit-Chat Chronicle of Feline Facts and Fancies, Legendary, Lyrical, Medical, Mirthful and Miscellaneous, Ross makes an argument in support of the animal. Published in 1868, Ross read over 300 books, browsed newspapers, drew 20 illustrations, and gathered a mass of anecdotes about the fondness and repulsion towards cats.
Here are a few drawings from his book:
Go and check out the whole article. Pretty interesting stuff!