First Published 1964 by Michael Joseph

First edition dustwrapper. Click to enlarge. (File size=33KB
Michael Joseph 1964
First Edition

An account of the several cats who shared the author's family's life at Punchbowl Farm, with much biographical material.

Illustrated throughout with photographs, portaits and informal studies, of the star characters; taken by the author.

First edition:
Purple cloth boards; gold lettering on spine; 145x220mm; 124pp; frontispiece and 29 b/w photographs.

Dustwrapper: colour photograph of kitten on wall; published at 16s.

Other Editions:

Doubleday 1964: New York: 'identical to English edition including dustwrapper'

Albert Müller 1967: hardback; as Alle meine Katzen.

Isis edition cover
Isis 1996
large print edition
1996 Isis Large print edn
Hardback with pictorial boards by Tania Lomas showing the cats in the Farm yard; no illustrations; 240x160mm; 133pp; cover price £14.95
ISBN 0-7531-5409-9
Reprinted 1997 in paperback; cover price £10.95; ISBN 0-7531-5414-5


Tosa Verlag 1994 in the anthology Die schönsten Katzen Geschichten.

This anthology of cat stories contains Chapters 4 and 5 of The Cats of Punchbowl Farm under the title Cheetah.
The extract, on pp167-179, is taken from the German edition and the translation is by Marga Ruperti.

The volume is thick, with 324 pages and contains extracts by 21 authors including Rudyard Kipling, Paul Gallico, Compton Mackenzie and Mazo de la Roche as well as Monica Edwards.
There are no illustrations, and the cover of my copy has no price, which might indicate that there was a wrapper originally. ISBN 3-8501-455-X.

Anthology cover. Click to enlarge (File size=22KB)
the Tosa Verlag anthology

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Last updated October 2004