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With Louis Wain to Fairyland

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Published by London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1904. (1904)

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Item Description: London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1904., 1904. Louis Wain At His Very Best WAIN, Louis. With Louis Wain to Fairyland. Described by Nora Chesson. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., [1904]. No. 5674.First edition. Folio (13 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches; 333 x 247 mm.). [36] pp. Twelve magnificent full-color, full-page illustrations, black & white pictorial title-page and twenty-three black & white drawings in the text. Publishers red cloth over color pictorial boards. The front cover with a full-color illustration showing four of the characters from the book, the lower cover with a duplicate of the full-color illustration "The Babes in the Wood". Minimal wear to board extremities, small neatly repaired tear to lower margin of last leaf, otherwise a near fine copy of this very scarce title. We have seen this book only twice before - we sold a copy nineteen years ago, and another copy appeared at auction in the UK in 2005 (original boards - rubbed -browned and frayed; detached) £1,650 + 20% (about $3,250).The full-page color illustrations:The Forty ThievesJack the Giant-Killer[Robinson] Crusoe finds Footprints in the SandBluebeardRobin HoodCinderella and her SistersAladdin and the Genie of the LampThe Babes in the WoodSindbad and the Old Man of the SeaJack and the BeanstalkThe Sleeping BeautyBeauty and the BeastAt the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Nora Chesson (1871-1906) was an English poet. Here she has interpreted many of our favorite fairy tales into poetic form, each one beautifully illustrated by Louis Wain who had just the year before started his long-standing relationship with the publisher Raphael Tuck.Dale, 209. Bookseller Inventory # 03031

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Cat's Cradle

WAIN, Louis | BYRON, May |

Published by London: Blackie & Son Limited, 1908. (1908)

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Item Description: London: Blackie & Son Limited, 1908., 1908. With Fifty-Seven Color IllustrationsWAIN, Louis. Cat's Cradle. A Picture-Book for Little Folk. Cats by Louis Wain. Rhymes by May Byron. London: Blackie and Son Limited, [1908]. First edition. Quarto (9 13/16 x 6 7/8 inches; 249 x 175 mm.). [48] pp. Eight full-page color (including one double-page) illustrations and forty-nine smaller color illustrations. Original color pictorial stiff wrappers with original red silk tie, gray end-papers. Very minor rubbing to one corner, otherwise a near fine copy of this very fragile and precious little book.A fine collection of favorites including: Jack Horner, Miss Muffet, Jack-in-the-Box, Santa Claws and Hey Diddle Diddle. The illustrations also include cats playing cricket, watching a magic lantern and playing 'Squib'.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Dale, 37. Bookseller Inventory # 03034

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Little Red Riding Hood and Other Tales

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Published by London: Gale and Polden Ltd., 1917. (1917)

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Item Description: London: Gale and Polden Ltd., 1917., 1917. Our Favorite Nursery Tales Illustrated and Retold by Louis WainWAIN, Louis. Little Red Riding Hood and Other Tales. London: Gale and Polden Ltd., [1917]. First edition. Large quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 276 x 215 mm.). [32] pp. (including endleaves). Title-page and all text leaves printed in sepia. Six full-page color plates, nine monocolor drawings (including two full-page). Publishers quarter red cloth over boards, front cover pictorially decorated in color with a copy of the first color plate, pictorial endpapers printed in gray. Minor rubbing to board edges and corners, some light toning to text leaves, but still an incredible copy of this very scarce and fragile book.Interestingly the color plates are as usual printed on art paper, BUT these six plates are then backed with text which is printed on card.We have never seen this title before in its first edition format as here.The Tales:Little Red Riding HoodMother Hubbard and her DogBo-Peep and her SheepThe Babes in the WoodPuss in BootsThe Sleeping BeautyAt the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Dale, 103. Bookseller Inventory # 03036

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Cats

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Published by London: Sands & Company, 1901. (1901)

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Item Description: London: Sands & Company, 1901., 1901. "It Was A Very Popular Volume, And Made A Lasting Impression On Children Who Owned It" WAIN, Louis. Cats. Pictured by Louis Wain and Versed by "Grimalkin". London: Sands & Company, [1901]. First edition. Large quarto (11 5/16 x 8 3/16 inches; 288 x 218 mm.). [48] pp. Three-color pictorial title-page and twenty-one full page black and white drawings. Publishers dark blue cloth over boards, front cover pictorially stamped in red, black, brown and white. A fine copy.Contents: Shopping; The Naughty Fishes; Tabby and Tommy at Work; Tommy and Tabby at Play; Peter at the Seaside; Peter Bathing; Peter's Pussie's Party; Peter at the Barber's The Disobedient Kitten; Just out of my Bath; Indegestion; Waiting for a Bite; A Bite at Last; The Musician; Who threw that Boot?; A Kitten Brave and Bold; A Wonderful Story; The Club Match; Well Stopped, Sir!, The Lodging-House Cat and A Christmas Toast.This book contains several illustrations of a cat called Peter. "It is not, I think, too far-fetched to speculate that Louis Wain's having met Peter changed the course of domestic history. Certainly, the attitude of the general public towards cats, and their feeling (or otherwise) for cats was greatly affected by Louis Wain's work. Where did Peter come from? In later years Louis' sisters claimed they had given him to Louis and Emily as a wedding present. This seems unlikely, as relations were exceedingly strained at the time, unless the present was intended as a deliberate slight, in which case the result was more than ironic. On another occasion, Claire Wain said that the two youngest sisters, Felicie and herself, had given Louis 'a beautiful black and white kitten, which was very frolicsome, as a present on his twentieth birthday, and that from that time he had started drawing cats, sitting on the floor and sketching hour after hour Wherever Peter came from, he was certainly born in 1883, and may therefore have been a belated wedding present. It was in that year that Louis first drew cats, and Emily's illness no doubt contributed to his later concentration on what eventually became an obsession " A "Grimalkin" is an old, or evil looking female cat. The term stems from "grey" (the color) plus "malkin", an archaic term for a cat, derived from a hypocoristic form of the female name Maud. Scottish legend makes reference to the grimalkin as a faery cat that dwells in the highlands."In a lighter vein, also in 1901, and more important to Wain's popular reputation, Sands & Co published Cats, illustrated by Wain and with verses by 'Grimalkin' ('pseud', as the British Museum catalogue coyly has it). Cats comprised 21 poems, each faced by a full-page line drawing. It was a very popular volume, and made a lasting impression on children who owned it." Rodney Dale, Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats, page, 49.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Dale, 31. Bookseller Inventory # 03029

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Animal Frolics

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Published by London: John F. Shaw & Co. Ltd., 1910. (1910)

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Item Description: London: John F. Shaw & Co. Ltd., 1910., 1910. A Very Scarce Early Louis Wain with Four Marvelous Full-Color PlatesWAIN, Louis. Animal Frolics. London: John F. Shaw & Co. Ltd., [1910]. First edition. Small quarto (9 7/16 x 7 1/16 inches; 239 x 180 mm.). [32] pp. Four wonderful color plates mounted onto gray card. Numerous black and white drawings including eight full-page. Original gray cloth spine, decorated gray card wrappers with a copy of the color frontispiece mounted on the front cover. Small light stain to lower edge of rear board, just touching margin of last text leaf, otherwise a remarkable and near fine copy of this very scarce Louis Wain title.An unusual Louis Wain book with four color plates of Cats and Dogs and many black and white drawings of Bears, Lions, A Duck, An Elephant and a 'fishy' Hippo! We have never seen this title before.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Rodney Dale only records the later Collins edition of 1919. Bookseller Inventory # 03035

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Such Fun with Louis Wain

WAIN, Louis | GALE, Norman | FFloyd, Grace C. | VREDENBURG, Edric |

Published by London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1930. (1930)

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Item Description: London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1930., 1930. "Such Fun"[WAIN, Louis, illustrator]. Such Fun with Louis Wain. Stories written by Norman Gale, Grace C. Ffloyd & others. Edited by Capt. Edric Vredenburg. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., [n.d. but not after 1923]. First edition. Quarto (10 1/16 x 7 11/16 inches; 256 x 195 mm.). [94] pp. (plus 1 page of adverts on verso of rear free-end-paper]. Pictorial title-page printed in orange and black, two full-color plates, thirty-five monocolor illustrations in green, red and orange as well as numerous black and white line drawings.Publishers quarter red cloth over brown and cream pictorial boards. Front cover with a fine Louis Wain color illustration (not in the book), lower cover with an unidentified color illustration. Spine lettered in black. Neat ink inscription on front free end-paper dated "Xmas 1923". Minute rubbing to corners, otherwise a near fine copy. The two color plates are titled: Kittie's Concert and Tommy on his travelsThe stories include: The Holiday Home; A Terrible Enemy; Another Terrible Enemy; Scratch and his Patch; The Mischievious Manikin; Deceitful Elizabeth; Jake; Naughty Tim-Cat; A nasty Tumble; A Strange Habit; The Kittens who went to School; The Circus Cats; The Kitten and the Goldfish; The Portrait Painter; The Cat's Quartette; THree Littel Kits, they go for a ride; Wonderful, isn't it?; Puppies at the Pantomime; Going to School; A Rough Day; A Sudden Shower; Three Little Cats; The King of the Castle; Seeing the World; A Lively Catch; A Holiday Catastrophe; Cinderella; The New Babies; In Trouble; Jack and Jill; Let Dogs Delight; A Dip in the Sea; A Strange Tail; A Riding We Will Go; The Bow-Wow Band; When Signor Thomas Warbles; Over the Garden Wall; The New Arrival; The Breakfast; Simple Simon; Mamma the Mender; The Author; The Cat's Cricket Match; and The MilkmanAt the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914). Bookseller Inventory # 03027

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Family Cares Calendar for 1905

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Published by London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1904. (1904)

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Item Description: London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1904., 1904. A Very Scarce Louis Wain CalendarWAIN, Louis. [CALENDAR]. Family Cares Calendar for 1905. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., [1904]. Oblong quarto (8 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches; 212 x 299 mm.). Four stiff-card leaves printed on recto and red ribbon and (later) red string. Each card with a wonderful full-color drawing, a calendar for the month(s) shown and a two-line verse. An incredible survival.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Not in Dale. Bookseller Inventory # 03033

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Tiny Folks First Spelling Book

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Published by Dundee [&] London: Valentine & Sons, Ltd., 1921. (1921)

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Item Description: Dundee [&] London: Valentine & Sons, Ltd., 1921., 1921. A Remarkable Survival[WAIN, Louis]. [MOVEABLE BOOK]. [PRIMER]. Tiny Folks First Spelling Book. Dundee [&] London: Valentine & Sons, Ltd., [1921]. First and only edition. Oblong quarto (9 9/16 x 12 inches; 243 x 305 mm.). [12] pp. Full-color title-page and 72 text drawings of various animals and objects, many in full-color, the rest in two color.Original color pictorial boards. Front cover with an amazing full-color 'classroom' drawing by Louis Wain of three kittens, two dogs and their feline teacher who is pointing to a large blackboard. The front cover has three rotating wheels on the top edge and a fourth rotating wheel on the lower edge. Board edges and corners with very slight wear. A remarkable survival."Valentines "Something-to-learn" series B382" (back cover)."Instructions. This book will help you to spell.There are three wheels of complete Alphabets on the Cover, so that by moving them round to the letters you want you will be able to spell any word of three letters. The bottom wheel has twelve pictures. See if you know the name, and then spell it out on the wheels. The A B C contains pictures of three letters only -- except Q -- which has five." (title-page).We have never seen this book before. The delightful front cover illustration is most likely the only one by Louis Wain. The rest of the pictures are by an unidentified artist.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Opie, Primers, etc. Post 1850, GC 138. Bookseller Inventory # 03038

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Tatters the Puppy

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Published by Dundee: London: Montreal: Valentine & Sons Ltd.,, 1919. (1919)

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Item Description: Dundee: London: Montreal: Valentine & Sons Ltd.,, 1919., 1919. A Remarkable SurvivalWAIN, Louis. [SHAPE BOOK]. Tatters the Puppy. Designed by Louis Wain. Dundee: London: Montreal: Valentine & Sons Ltd., [1919]. Valentine's Book Toys, B355.First edition. Tall octavo (11 5/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 289 x 159 mm.). [16] pp. Seven full-page drawings in black, red and white. Publishers stiff card color pictorial wrappers, die-cut in the form of a black and white, big-eyed puppy with a blue bow round its neck. The back cover shows the back of the puppy. Slight wear to board extremities, otherwise near fine. A remarkable survival.Louis Wain, 'The man who drew cats' also drew dogs - at one point in his life he had hoped to make a living by drawing dog portraits. Here is a nice example of a Louis Wain puppy - "Tatters". here we can see the adventures of Tatters from hiding in a hamper, biting slippers, pulling the tablecloth down, barking at a cat in a tree, playing with another puppy, rescuing a bunny from a trap, and rescuing a 'dolly' from a pond.Dale, 198. Bookseller Inventory # 03032

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Louis Wain's Animal Book

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Published by London: Collins, 1928. (1928)

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Item Description: London: Collins, 1928., 1928. 'Cats and Dogs' in BethlemWAIN, Louis. Louis Wain's Animal Book. London & Glasgow: Collins' Clear-type Press, [Collins Bumper Books, 1928]. First edition. Small quarto (8 7/16 x 6 7/16 inches; 215 x 164 mm.). 128 unnumbered pages. Full color title-page, full color frontispiece and one full color plate. Profusely illustrated throughout with two-tone color illustrations and black and white line drawings. Original color pictorial yellow boards. Some minor [old] worming to to last leaf and rear paste-down, otherwise an exceptionally fine copy of this rare Louis Wain title.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).It is well known that Louis Wain did some of his best work after he was declared insane. He had suffered the loss of his wife Emily in 1886, just three years after they were married. In 1914 he had invested money in his porcelain 'Futurist Cats' but within two months of the launching of the cats, the Great War broke out. It is said that a ship carrying a cargo of them was torpedoed, and with it sank all Louis Wain's hopes of a financial return from the project. This was not the worst of Wain's misfortunes On Wednesday October 7th, 1914, Louis Wain "slipped on the stairs" and fell off a London Omnibus (open-top bus) which had swerved and braked to avoid 'a cat'. For more than a week he lay unconscious in St. Bartholomew's Hospital. When he came round, Wain moaned something about "The cat! The cat!" Not very long passed before he had to go to a mental hospital. Cats had indeed robbed him of his wealth, his health and his reason. When his sisters could no longer cope with his erratic and occasionally violent behaviour, he was finally committed, in 1924, to a pauper ward of Springfield Mental Hospital in Tooting. A year later, he was discovered there and his circumstances were widely publicized, leading to appeals from such figures as H. G. Wells and the personal intervention of the Prime Minister. In the Autumn of 1927 Wain was transferred to the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Southwark, and again in May 1930 to Napsbury Hospital near St Albans in Hertfordshire, north of London. This hospital was relatively pleasant, with a garden and colony of cats, and he spent his final fifteen years there in peace. While he became increasingly deluded, his erratic mood swings subsided, and he continued drawing for pleasure. His work from this period is marked by bright colours, flowers, and intricate and abstract patterns, though his primary subject remained the same.Dale, 105. Bookseller Inventory # 03037

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Mother Goose in Catland

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Published by London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1910. (1910)

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Item Description: London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1910., 1910. Louis Wain's Favorite Nursery RhymesWAIN, Louis. Mother Goose in Catland by Louis Wain. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., [1910]. First edition. Small quarto (9 11/16 x 7 1/4 inches; 246 x 183 mm.). [32] pp. Full-color frontispiece. Title-page and each text leaf with black, red and white illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers with an additional full-color illustration laid down on front cover and "Little Miss Muffet" in black and red printed on the rear cover. Some minor wear to edges of wrappers and spine, neat early ink inscription on verso of frontispiece. An excellent copy of a very fragile Louis Wain title.We have never seen this title before.The nursery rhymes include: Little Bo-Peep; Little Miss Muffet; Little Jack Horner; Jack and Jill; Where are you going to?; Girls and Boys; Bell-Horses, Bell-Horses; Multiplication is Vexation; Old King Cole; Handy Spandy; Mother Goose; Simple Simon and Little Boy Blue.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Not in Dale. Bookseller Inventory # 03028

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Louis Wain's Childrens Book

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Published by London: Hutchinson & Co., 1923. (1923)

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Item Description: London: Hutchinson & Co., 1923., 1923. The Coral-Colored Cat, Etc.WAIN, Louis. Louis Wain's Childrens Book. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1923. First edition. Small quarto. 94, [2] pp. Two-color (red and black) illustrations throughout. Quarter blue cloth over full-color glazed pictorial boards. Faded gift inscription to front pastedown endpaper. Corners a little worn, some edge-wear. Otherwise a very good copy of a scarce Wain title.Seven stories by various authors, each illustrated by Wain.At the end of the last century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled [a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Dale 128. Bookseller Inventory # 02475

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Comic Animals ABC

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Published by London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co., 1903. (1903)

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Item Description: London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co., 1903., 1903. A Louis Wain ABCWAIN, Louis. Comic Animals ABC by Louis Wain. London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co., [1903]. First edition. Large quarto (11 3/8 x 8 15/16 inches; 288 x 227 mm.). [12] pp. Twenty-five superb full-color illustrations depicting each letter of the alphabet (Q and R are shown together in one illustration). Each letter of the alphabet printed in blue or pink. Publishers full-color pictorial card wrappers with two more wonderful Louis Wain drawings. Wrapper spine reinforced from the inside, a couple of marginal tears neatly repaired, lower corner of front wrapper with small piece (2 x 1 1/4 inches) torn away. Neat ink name and date "1903" on inside front wrapper.Another remarkable survival Here we see Louis Wain's animal repertoire in its full glory including: Alligators, Bears, an Elephant, a Fox, a Giraffe, a Hippopotamus, Kangaroos, a Lion, Monkees, Owls, Penguins, Rhinos, a Seal, Tigers, a Unicorn, Wolves and Zebras.What animal begins with 'X' ? "X is an animal without a name; But when the crab pinches, I guess he'll exclaim!"Dale, 47. Bookseller Inventory # 03030

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DES CHATS A TRAVERS LE MONDE. (= Collection de l'Oncle Tuck)

Wain, Louis.

Published by Paris : Raphael Tuck & Fils 1912 (ca. ( ohne Jahr)) (1912)

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Item Description: Paris : Raphael Tuck & Fils 1912 (ca. ( ohne Jahr)), 1912. Schönes Bilderbuch mit Pappeinband und 12 Innenseiten. 10 Farbseiten (incl. Deckel), 6 Textseiten mit 2farbigen Illustrationen (davon 2 Seiten im Innendeckel). Die Innenbögen aus den Klammern gelöst und angerändert. Kleine Einrisse an den Heftstellen. Deckelbezug, besonders am Rücken gerieben. Am Rücken und Vorderdeckel kleinere Fehlstellen. Sonst schönes Exemplar. 12 unpaginierte Seiten, Illustrationen Französisch 1100g 23,5 x 32,8 cm, gehefteter Pappband. Bookseller Inventory # 400171

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THE TALE OF PRISCILLA PURR

Rutley, Cecily M.

Published by Valentine & Sons Ltd. (1920)

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Item Description: Valentine & Sons Ltd., 1920. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First edition. 1st 1920. Very good condition with no wrapper. Small format. Red boards with pictorial onlay to front cover. 14 plates of which 13 are colour and 1 is b/w, green and white text illustrations. Browning to spine and cover edges. Some bumping to spine and corners. Wear to cover edges. Some foxing. Light margin marks. Illustrations are lovely and bright! [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 2109601

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Louis Wain's Great Big Midget Book

Wain, Louis; Wain, Claire

Published by Dean & Son, Ltd., London (1934)

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Item Description: Dean & Son, Ltd., London, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 317pp. (final 8 pages including 2pp. advertisements unpaginated). A very good, clean, tight copy with no inscriptions. The textblock also remains very clean and tight - not finger soiled. Slight foxing to the fore-edges and to the endpapers. The head and tail of the spine a little bumped and rubbed and slight rubbing to several other edges. Some rubbing with slight loss of paper to the upper hinge corner of the rear paste-down. A very good, tight clean copy of this scarce book. Louis was assisted by his sister Claire in the production of it. Shipping from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 230148

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Somebody's Pussies. (Pappbilderbuch)

Wain, Louis.

Published by London, Paris, New York : Raphael Tuck & Sons, ltd 1925 (ca. (o.J.)) (1925)

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Item Description: London, Paris, New York : Raphael Tuck & Sons, ltd 1925 (ca. (o.J.)), 1925. geb. Pappeinband 19 x 25 cm. insgesamt von mäßiger Erhaltung. Inhalt gut, Seiten berieben, Bindung in Ordnung, Einband stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Deckel mit kleineren Fehlstellen, Bindung locker, Rücken mit Leukoplast, unschön repariert, keine Kritzeleien, aber auch kein bibliophiles Ereignis, eher ein Fall für den Buchbinder 20 Seiten (unpaginiert) Illustrationen Englisch 1100g. Bookseller Inventory # 112287

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Louis Wain's Great Big Midget Book

Louis Wain and Claire Wain

Published by Dean and Son Ltd,, London (1934)

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Item Description: Dean and Son Ltd,, London, 1934. hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. First edition. disbound no cover endpapers a bit tatty & coloured red by mad child. Bookseller Inventory # 500024029

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For Little Darlings.

Not Known. (Illus. Louis Wain and others).:

Published by NK

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Item Description: NK. This RARE early old children’s illustrated book is a bit of a mystery as it has neither publishing details or date. So far I have not found any others or any reference to this delightful book. It does however have a neat inscription at the front dated 1916. There is just a possibility that someone has had some magazine sections bound professionally together as there are very distinct sections. (Jolly Dogs, Goblin Men, Birds of Many Lands. 'Little Darlings' is a story book in simple verse containing numerous illustrations by various artists including Louis Wain (at least 13 including some large colour pictures). Other illustratrators include: Palmer Cox, C.K. Cook, J. Tonselk, I. Cromwell Lawrence, T.H. Robinson, Maud Trelawny, E. Welby. 'Little Darlings' is a wonderful old children’s illustrated book that will appeal to Louis Wain book collectors or to someone wishing to add a rare children’s book to their book collection or perhaps to give an unusual present. The book is approx 7 x 9 inches and is stitch-bound in thick card covers with the front board having a delightful colour illustration of a young girl with a dog. Inside there are about 68 pages (unpaginated) all charmingly illustrated, at least one-third being full colour and the rest half-tone. The binding is firm, some edge rubbing and darkening to front cover - not affecting the illustration, large pencil and crayon drawings adorn the endpapers but there are no markings within except on one page which has three tiny stick men in crayon and also a small tear now secured with archival repair tape). Very Good. (If anyone can help me with informartion about this book, I would be grateful). Bookseller Inventory # 12981

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cassell's pictorial scrap book Part 8

Louis Wain et al

Published by cassell, London (1888)

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Item Description: cassell, London, 1888. paperback. Book Condition: Fair. First edition. covers missing good engravings of tennis & cricket and a bonkers cat by Wain, early for Wain. Bookseller Inventory # 500024288

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Cat Compendium: The Worlds of Louis Wain

Wain, Louis

Published by Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN 10: 0720612292 ISBN 13: 9780720612295

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Item Description: Peter Owen Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020720612292

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Louis Wain's Edwardian Cats

Louis Wain, Michael Parkin (Compiler)

Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd

ISBN 10: 0500013195 ISBN 13: 9780500013199

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Item Description: Thames & Hudson Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0500013195

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The Girl's Realm Annual "A Frontier Girl"

Henty, G A Baring-Gould, Sabine Louis Wain David Devant

Published by Hutchinson,, London (1901)

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Item Description: Hutchinson,, London, 1901. hardcover. Book Condition: Good-. First Edition. 4to. loss top & bottom spine no title. Bookseller Inventory # 90001428

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Cat Compendium: The Worlds of Louis Wain

Wain, Louis

Published by Peter Owen Publishers (2001)

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Item Description: Peter Owen Publishers, 2001. Book Condition: Good. Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included. Bookseller Inventory # KING0720612292

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Our Own Magazine 1918

Our Own Magazine (Contributors: Swan, Annie S.; Tynan, Katharine; Wain, Louis; Wildridge, Oswald; Hocking, Joseph; Klickmann, Flora)

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Item Description: 1918. hardcover. Book Condition: Good-. First Edn. C4. 288pp. Illus. Bound in red cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Spine sunned. spine and covers damp stained, hinges tender, issues have been bound in withou original covers. Contents include: Out of the Wilderness (a serial), by Annie S. Swan, illustrated by Malcol Patterson; Making the Cape to Cairo Railway; The way of Love, by Katharine Tynan, illustrated by P.B. Hickling; The Scouts, specially draw for tis magazi ne by Louis Wain; Fighting the Ice and Snow; Rejected, Oswald Wildridge, illustrated by Gordon Browne, R.I.; The Conversion of Jacker (a serial), by Joseph Hocking, illustratedby P.B. Hickling; The Modern Girl, by Flora Klickmann. Bookseller Inventory # 19907

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A Happy new year to you" & " The Cat's Christmas Party" "Christmas in Owl Land"by "Louis Wain" extracted from Home Words 1897

Louis Wain

Published by Home Words, London (1897)

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Item Description: Home Words, London, 1897. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First edition. disbound pp 22 marked & page 282 (corner torn not affecting). Bookseller Inventory # 500035773

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Boys own paper Christmas Number 1898 Louis Wain "A Ghost Story"

Frank Dadd, Louis Wain etc

Published by Boys own paper, London (1898)

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Item Description: Boys own paper, London, 1898. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First edition. original illustrated wrappers , rusted staples. Bookseller Inventory # 500035896

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Boys own paper Summer Number 1897 Louis Wain "Caught Trespassing"

Louis Wain, etc

Published by Boys own paper Leisure Hour, London (1897)

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Item Description: Boys own paper Leisure Hour, London, 1897. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First edition. original illustrated wrappers , rusted staples. Bookseller Inventory # 500035897

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Louis Wain's Edwardian Cats

Louis Wain

Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd (1983)

ISBN 10: 0500013195 ISBN 13: 9780500013199

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Item Description: Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1983. Book Condition: Good. Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included. Bookseller Inventory # KING0500013195

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The Children’s Friend. Annual for 1901 For Boys and Girls. Vol XLI

Baden Powell louis Wain et al

Published by Partridge, London (1901)

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Item Description: Partridge, London, 1901. First edition. Louis Wain Cat drawing "how's That". Bookseller Inventory # 500024666

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