This is a very comprehensive collection of images of cats from antiquity to the 1970's. The book is copyright 2007. It is a translation of an Italian book on the history of cats in art. The book begins with Antiquity and goes through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Impressionistic era, to about the 1970's. The final section is called The Cat Possessed - prejudices and images from the Middle Ages to the present. The hardback book is 9" wide x 9 1/4" high, 400 pages. Images, B & White or colored images on almost every page. Dust jacket is missing. Note: This large book weight over 3 pounds.