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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

cat balancing act

Remember Oliver Herford and the Rubayyat of a Persian Kitten? Here he is with Ethel Watts Mumford and Addison Mizner on a 1905 day planner called "The Cynic's Calendar" -- this border was printed on every 4th page throughout the book. Note the cat's looking through the glasses the wrong way.

I wish they'd start publishing Cynic's Calendars again. They're elegant and funny - here's one from 1904 on GoogleBooks: "A fool and his honey are soon mated." "A thing of duty is an-noy forever." HA.

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