What if we could understand the language of cats? William Baldwin’s satirical 16th-century novel Beware the Cat tells the story of a curious theologian whose alchemical experiments reveal the talk of cats amongst themselves.
William Baldwin Bibliography
A Treatise of Morall Phylosophie (London: Edward Whitchurch, 1547)
Canticles or Balades of Salomon (London: Edward Whitchurch, 1549)
Wonderful News of the Death of Paul III (London: Thomas Gaultier, 1552) – translated from Matthias Flacius Illyricus’s Latin original
Marvelous History Entitled Beware the Cat, Concerning Diverse Wonderful and Incredible Matters (London: William Griffith, 1570) – composed in 1552, but first published in 1570, and again in 1584. Digitised versions of these texts are available here.
A Mirror for Magistrates (London: Henry Marsh, 1559) – the first edition was surpressed by Mary I in 1554, and was only published after the accession of Elizabeth I.
The Funerals of King Edward the Sixth (London: Henry Marsh, 1560)