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6 X 9 inches, 16 pages
seven wood engravings

ISBN 0920806597
A trade edition of 1000 copies.

ISBN 092080649X
Limited Edition Paper
Limited edition of 99 copies signed and numbered by Sylvia Hahn, including a signed and numbered original engraving.

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"Animals/Pets" - Activities for Ages 5 to 8

Shadow Cat

poems & wood engravings

Sylvia Hahn

EXQUISITE WOOD ENGRAVINGS accompany these poems by Sylvia Hahn as she pays tribute to her feline friends. This treasure of a book comes in both a trade edtion of a thousand copies and a limited edition of ninety-nine copies, each of the latter including a signed and numbered original engraving.

Soundless he seeks, Shadow among the shadows,
Moving on pads black-velvet, steeped in darkness.
His coat, moon-blotched and foliage-stippled,
Melts in the fallen leaves and fallow grasses,
Unheard, unseen, unheralded, until he pounces.

Shadow in the Night


Sylvia Hahn


Author, Artist

Sylvia Hahn (1911-2001) studied at the Ontario College of Art from 1929 to 1932, where she showed an early aptitude for painting, design, and metal works. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Governor-General Medal for academic achievement in the arts. Shortly after, Hahn was hired as a staff artist at the Royal Ontario Museum, eventually becoming head of the art department. She was a prolific artist, painting eleven murals for the museum, still extant today, and exhibiting numerous works with the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers, the Ontario Society of Artists, and the Toronto Metal Crafts Guild. Her works appear in many collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Emmanuel College, Havergal College, and the ROM. Her liturgical commissions are displayed in at least fifteen churches throughout the country.

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