Luke Limner Our Tom Cat and His Nine Lives
(Ackermann, 1848?)   11x14.5 cm

Our Tom Cat
  The binding designs of John Leighton

Issued under Leighton's pseudonym of Luke Limner, this is one of a number of his drawings which was printed by lithography on paper between 1845 and 1851. The overall effect of the design, showing a number of cats chasing fish and birds amongst foliage, with the larger figure of Tom Cat seated pensively amidst his books, demonstrates the contrasts achieved by the use of the red tint against the black.