Dickens' Cat Paw Bookmark
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Charles Dickens's cat, Bob, was so devoted to him, he apparently would "follow him about the garden like a dog, and sit with him while he wrote" and even snuff out candles with his paw in a bid for attention from Dickens. After Bob died, his paw was fashioned into a paper-knife, engraved "C.D./In memory of Bob/1862." and it is now part of the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures.
Our reproduction is fashioned out of layers of heavy cardstock and printed on a letterpress.
Exclusive to NYPL.
Product: Bookmark. Handmade in Brooklyn, NY.
Material: 300# Mohawk Superfine Soft White Eggshell Finish paper
Dim: Approx. 9.5''x 1.25''
Item Number: BKD2021