Book Cat is adapted in low relief from an original unpublished drawing by Edward Gorey as a pin. A cat reclines in contentment atop a pile of leather bound books. On the reverse is engraved: 'Books. Cats. Life is sweet.' - a philosophy of life close to Edward Gorey's heart. A truly unique figure in American art and illustration, Gorey's carefully executed drawings depict an interesting world in a style that is instantly recognizable.