Author: HALE, Kathleen
12 pages numbered 3-12, -30. Oblong 8vo., 225 x 182mm. Leaves removed from sketchbook, a couple still joined, good condition Watercolour, pencil, and with some captions in ink.
This collection of pages for an unpublished book shows artwork in various stages of completion.
Page 3 shows a border around an empty text block. The upper border has a rough pencil sketch of a cat fighting a snake and as captioned thus in pencil. The lower left corner has a pencil sketch of a cat’s head with a mouse in its mouth.
Page 4 shows a grey watercolour border below which are sketches of three cats resembling dogs in pencil and watercolour captioned in pencil “cats you never see”.
Page 5 has a grey watercolour border within which are two pencil anatomical sketches of cats captioned above the border in pencil “muscles” and “skeleton. Below the boarder are two pairs of cats’ eyes in ink and watercolour captioned “eyes in sunlight” and “eyes at night”. This page has one small brown spot.
Page 6 has a single pencil line border above which are three rough pencil sketches of cats’ paws. Below the border are pencil sketches of a cat lying on its back and a cat seated. This page has the same small brown spot as the preceding page.
Page 7 has a double pencil line border. In the bottom left corner is a rough pencil sketch of a cat stretching. The lower right corner has a pencil sketch of a cat seating with its front paws tucked in. The left edge has a pencil sketch of a cat on hind legs stretching up to catch a fish. With same brown spot.
Page 8 has a single pencil line border around which is a grey watercolour border with a patch of paw prints within the border, captioned in ink “zig-zag tracks.
Page 9 has a finished large pencil and watercolour illustration of a cat fishing, a pencil and watercolour sketch of a cat pouncing with pencil note “webs” and a small pencil and watercolour anatomical drawing of a cat’s tongue, so captioned.
Page 10 shows rough pencil sketches of a cat’s face and a cat’s tail together with a pencil sketch of a prowling cat.
Page 11 has a rough pencil sketch of two cats sitting together captioned “Male & female” with a sketch of a kitten in the lower right corner.
Page 12 is blank except for a pencil line border.
Page  is blank except for the ink caption “Abyssinian Cat”.
Page 30 has a pencil sketch of a cat standing. Caption “Manx” in ink at the top of the page, and also captioned “The End” in pencil below the cat.