Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [Tsuguharu] Foujita. A Book of Cats. Being Twenty Drawings. Poems in Prose by Michael Joseph. New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1930. First edition, limited to 500 copies, of which this is number twenty-eight, and signed by the artist. Quarto (13 x 9.875 inches; 323 x 256 mm.). [2], 84 (i.e. [46]) pages. Twenty engraved plates inserted throughout (included in pagination), each rubber-stamped "Made in France" on the bottom corner of each recto, as issued. Publisher's light red cloth, spine and front board lettered in silver. Page edges untrimmed, with a single bolt between the limitation leaf and preceding blank still unopened. Ex-library with call letters written in white ink at the base of the spine and again in pencil on the copyright page; title-page with five short vertical marks (two below the B in Book and three below the F in Foujita). Covers very lightly soiled, with a faint blemish near the bottom corner of the front board; lower portion of the boards faintly darkened; backstrip dulled just a shade. Text block with just a hint of yellowing to the page edges; endpapers very faintly discolored at the hinges, with a couple minor ripples to the rear pastedown. Very good. Lacking additional suite of twenty illustrations printed on Japanese vellum paper.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2018
    13th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 762

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 18 days left to consign to the 2019 March 5 - 6 Rare Books Signature Auction Books - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 December 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 December 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,490,138