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THE MOUSETRAP

Wain, Louis William (1860 - 1939)

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Item Description: c, 1910. Original oil painting on board. Measuring 10.25 x 7.5 inches and SIGNED to the bottom right. A wonderful painting of two kittens standing on a rug watching a mousetrap. Oil paintings by Wain are rare, this being a particularly nice example. This image was reproduced in Patricia Allderidge’s excellent book ‘The Cats Of Louis Wain’, published by Bibliotheque De L'Image, Paris in 2000. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 2694

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Leap-frog."

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Published by [n.p.]: , 1915. (1915)

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Item Description: [n.p.]: , 1915., 1915. A Wonderful and Playful Original Louis Wain WatercolorWAIN, Louis (1860-1939). "Leap-frog." [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1915]. Original pen, ink, and watercolor drawing. Signed at lower right. Image size: 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches; 340 x 265 mm. Matted, framed, and glazed.A wonderful example of a Louis Wain original watercolor drawing, depicting two cats, a brown tabby cat dressed as a policeman and a black cat with white markings on his face and white paws dressed as a jester and leaning on a cane, playing leap-frog on a sidewalk in front of a barber’s shop, the door reading "Combs./Tonsorial/Artist/Hair Cut. 6d./Shaving. 6d./Wigs." There are three signs in the window behind them: "Mouse/Hair/Wash," "Keep Your/Fur Clean/and Your/Nose Cold," "Never Sit/on your Tail/it Spoils the/Fur." A highly colorful and playful example. Bookseller Inventory # 01145

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Mixed Sweets" [with] Father Tuck's Annual

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Item Description: [N.p.]: , c.1911., 1911. Original Louis Wain Watercolor DrawingWAIN, Louis (1860-1939). "Mixed Sweets." [1911]. Original watercolor drawing of a kitten sitting in a bag of sweets. Signed at lower left. Image size: 9 7/8 x 7 inches; 250 x 178 mm. Matted, framed, and glazed. Framed size: 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches; 570 x 470 mm. [with] Father Tuck's Annual. Stories and Poems by Rosa Nouchette Carey, E. Nesbit, Norman Gale, etc., etc. Pictured by Hilda Cowham, Mabel Lucie Attwell, M. & A.L. Bowley. London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal: Raphael Tuck & Sons, [n.d. 1911].First edition of Father Tuck's Annual. Octavo. 255, 10 pp. Eight color plates, including frontispiece. Illustrated in black and white throughout.Publisher's pictorial cloth in gilt. All edges gilt. Beveled edges. Original gift signature dated December 24, 1911 to verso of front free endpaper.A wonderful early example of a Louis Wain original watercolor drawing, first appearing in Father Tuck's Annual opposite page 248.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). Bookseller Inventory # 00270

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Flying A Kite

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Item Description: : , ca 1900., 1900. Wain Cats Fly KiteWAIN, Louis. "Flying A Kite." An original watercolor and gouache drawing, c. 1900-1905.Signed at lower right. Matted, glazed and framed. Approximate image measurement: 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 in; 370 x 505 mm. Framed: 25 1/2 x 29 3/4 in; 660 x 755 mm. A colorful, charming and amusing depiction of a "father" cat flying a kite with the help of his three kittens.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 [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).A wonderful early example of a Louis Wain original watercolor drawing. I. Bookseller Inventory # 02319

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CAT FISHING

Wain, Louis William (1860 - 1939)

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Item Description: c, 1910. Gouache and watercolour on paper. The image measures 8.5 x 11 inches and is SIGNED by Wain to the bottom corner. A black cat in sporting attire, including a red tartan cap and breeches, sits on a stool at the riverside, holding a fishing rod. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 2740

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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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Who's Afraid of a Big Black Stag-Beetle?

WAIN, LOUIS].

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Item Description: (London c. 1900), 1900. A framed, matted original painting by Louis Wain, signed by the artist in the lower left corner. This whimsical watercolor illustration depicts three wide-eyed cats standing upright, backed against a wall, with their mouths open in surprise. The cats are distancing themselves from a large, black stag-beetle crawling across the floor. A gallery label on the reverse is the source for the title of the painting. Louis Wain is best known for his anthropomorphic, often humorous illustrations of cats, which he first created around 1880 in order to amuse his wife while she was ill with cancer. Frame measures 14 by 17 inches; mat opening is 5 3/4 by 9 1/4. Silver frame is slightly rubbed, else a very fine example of Wain's characteristic art. Bookseller Inventory # 24017

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DAYS IN CATLAND: FATHER TUCK'S PANORAMA

WAIN,LOUIS

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Item Description: WAIN,LOUIS. DAYS IN CATLAND. FATHER TUCK'S PANORAMA. London: RaphaelTuck no date, ca 1900. Large 4to 12 x 10 1/2" opening to 4 times that size. Small repair on blank part of rear cover else near fine and COMPLETE WITH ALL 14 PAPER FIGURES! (2 figures strengthened on versos). Featuring 4 panels, each showing the interior of a different room in the cats' house with Wains humanized cats and furniture illustrated with chromolithographs. Throughout the panels, there are 14 numbered slots into which the reader inserts the corresponding figure to complete the scene. There are 14 fabulous color cat cut-outs by Wain showing this family of cats playing, eating, cooking, fighting etc., plus there is an amazing chromolithographed cover. Rarely found complete. A truly wonderful item. (See Haining:Moveable Books p. 86-87 for other in series). Not in Necker. Bookseller Inventory # 12102

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Louis Wain Album of Original Hand Drawn Illustrations and Paintings

Louis Wain

Published by Louis Wain, UK (1896)

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Item Description: Louis Wain, UK, 1896. Signed. Here is a wonderful original collection of drawings and paintings from the family of Louis Wain. This album dates to 1896 and the very earliest part Louis Wain's career. This Louis Wain family collection of original drawings comprises of a wonderful collection of 18 original watercolours, drawings and sketches, many accompanied by verses from the family and close associates of Louis Wain. Also included is a most beautiful large original pencil illustration by LOUIS WAIN of a cat. PLEASE REQUEST FURTHER IMAGES O VIEW THIS ALBUM OF ORIGINAL ART WORK THOROUGHLY. Further illustrations include an original watercolour of faires by Louis Wain' sister, Felice Wain. A truly spectacular collection from the Louis Wain family. 1896. A quality collection of original hand illustrations and verse from perhaps the most famous illustrator of this period. ORIGINAL DRAWINGS ILLUSTRATIONS HAND DRAWN ORIGINAL LOUIS WAIN CAT and 18 watercolours, illustrations, drawings, sketches, water colour fairies including his sister Felice Wain. Authenticated by London auction house Bloomsbury Auctions and also accompanied by a full insurance certificate to the value of £15,000. Approx Size of album: 185 x 235 mm. Original 1800s embossed cloth album with rubbing to extremities, though overall excellent condition and superb quality contents. A world class investment. All serious enquires considered. Louis Wain (5 August 1860 - 4 July 1939) was an English artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphised large-eyed cats and kittens. In his later years he suffered from schizophrenia, which, according to some psychologists, can be seen in his works. H. G. Wells said of him, "He has made the cat his own. He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves." Louis Wain original work is now highly collectible. Here we we have a superb collection with 100% original authenticity. In 1886, Louis Wain's first drawing of anthropomorphised cats was published in the Christmas issue of the Illustrated London News, titled A Kittens' Christmas Party. Louis Wain's illustrations showed cats playing musical instruments, serving tea, playing cards, fishing, smoking, and enjoying a night at the opera. Such anthropomorphic portrayals of animals were very popular in Victorian England, and were often found in prints, on greeting cards and in satirical illustrations such as those of John Tenniel. Louis Wain was involved with several animal charities, including the Governing Council of Our Dumb Friends League, the Society for the Protection of Cats, and the Anti-Vivisection Society. Louis Wain travelled to New York in 1907, where he drew some comic strips, such as Cats About Town and Grimalkin, for Hearst newspapers. His work was widely admired, although his critical attitude toward the city made him the subject of sniping in the press. Without question one of the greatest artist who ever lived, here is a wonderful selection of original Louis Wain illustrations from himself and his family. Original Paintings and Illustrations. Privately Printed. Bookseller Inventory # 002265

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A TRIP TO CATLAND WITH LOUIS WAIN

WAIN, Louis.

Published by London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. No. 1915 (7161)

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Item Description: London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. No. 1915, 7161. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION (1915), Father Tuck's "Holiday" series, oblong 4to, approximately 240 x 335 mm, 9¼ x 13 inches, 18 pages including insides of covers, on 6 of these pages is a fantastic full page full coloured illustration of 3 very large kittens, all quite different, the other 12 pages in black and white with one colour such as green or red, all show cats or kittens, some dressed. At the top of each page is a title for the image and below 4 lines of descriptive verse by Grace C. Floyd. Bound in the original publisher's cloth backed thick shiny card covers, 3 large kittens on each cover, different on upper and lower, black and white and marching forwards on hind legs with large red bows as collars on upper cover, lower cover repeats 1 of the 6 coloured plate, the 3 red Meistersingers in large striped bows. Respined neatly in grey cloth, corners slightly worn, tiny chip to surface paper on lower cover at upper edge and at fore-edge, small pale damp stain to lower margin of lower cover, another very small next to spine on lower cover, pages just very slightly darkened at edges, otherwise contents very clean. A very good copy of a scarce delightul Wain kitten book, not in Dale or Necker. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 12826

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Cats at Play

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Published by London: Blackie and Son Limited, [1917]. (1917)

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Item Description: London: Blackie and Son Limited, [1917]., 1917. Flying Fur, Caterwauling. and Cats on the BandstandWAIN, Louis. Cats at Play. London: Blackie and Son Limited, n.d. [1917]. First edition. Folio (13 1/8 x 10 1/8 in; 334 x 258 mm). Twelve pages with one to two captioned scenes in color, inner covers illustrated in black and white. Publisher's full color staple-bound pictorial wrappers. Oxidation at staples, light wear at edges and spine head, third gathering loose at two staples (of three). An excellent copy of a book that would normally have been destroyed by child.A particularly difficult Wain title to find in any condition; here, in this condition, a miracle.We have never seen another copy of this book in over 45 years 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 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 34.Footnote: Not to be confused with another book of the same title [WAIN, Louis. RACKHAM, Arthur. SMITH, H. Officer. GLADWIN, May, et al. Cats At Play. London: John F. Shaw, n.d. [c. 1900-1904]. This edition is unrecorded and scarce, with no copies in institutional holdings worldwide, and not noted in the Wain or Rackham bibliographies. Small quarto (9 5/8 x 7 1/8 in; 245 x 180 mm). 160 pp., with advertising as endpapers. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color, with fifteen drawings by Louis Wain, and an unrecorded text drawing by Arthur Rackham (so initialed) on page 40. (see DB 02471). Bookseller Inventory # 02771

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ORIGINAL PAINTING "GOLFING CAT"

Wain, Louis William

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Item Description: c, 1910. Ink and watercolour, on paper mounted on card. Measuring 8.5 x 6 inches. Signed bottom right. A wonderful head and shoulders image of a winking, bow tie wearing cat with cigar in mouth and golf clubs over his shoulder. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 7434

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DAYS IN CATLAND Panorama with movable figures.

WAIN, LOUIS.

Published by London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd circa (1910)

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Item Description: London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd circa, 1910. Father Tuck's Panorama series, Tuck No. 8595. FIRST EDITION circa 1901-1910, dated from the V. & A. description of their copy. Glazed card covers, wonderful extra colour illustration to upper cover of 5 excited cats in a theatre box viewing the show. 4 panel panorama, each panel 273 x 305 mm, 10¾ x 12 inches, with 4 different coloured scenes and a total of 14 slots. 14 die cut coloured card figures of dressed cats and kittens, some in groups, were contained in pocket on lower cover, numbered 1-14. These can be slotted into the panels to make different scenes. The scenes:(a) at Bedtime, (b) helping Mother in the kitchen, (3) at the Cat's Tea Party, and (4) in the school room. 5 line drawings of cats by Wain on 2 of the reverse panels with the poem Days in Catland by Arthur Burnaby. All figures present in excellent condition. Hinges and flap to pocket expertly restored, lower cover (plain with printed 'Directions') rather dusty. A very good plus copy. In Dale (1991) Ellery Y. Wood dates this item circa 1912. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 13610

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PETER; A CAT O' ONE TAIL. HIS LIFE AND ADVENTURES

Morley, Charles

Published by Pall Mall Gazette, London (1892)

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Item Description: Pall Mall Gazette, London, 1892. Original Pictorial Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First Edition. 4to - 7-3/4" x 10-1/4". (Wain, Louis) illus. PETER; A CAT O' ONE TAIL. HIS LIFE AND ADVENTURES. Illustrated by Louis Wain (Peter's Proprietor). Written by Charles Morley (A Pal of Peter's). London: Pall Mall Gazette, 1892. First edition. 4to - 7-3/4" x 10-1/4". TEG. Original pink cloth binding, pictorially blocked in black and lettered in red. Binding is unevenly faded but extremely clean with almost no signs of handling or wear. Eighty-eight pages, illustrated throughout by Louis Wain in his early, pre-anthropomophic style. Peter, a large black and white cat, was Louis and wife Emily Wain's family pet. Louis Wain wrote of Peter, "To him properly belongs the foundation of my career, the developments of my initial efforts, and the establishing of my work." Peter can be recognized in many of Wain's early published works. Internally, the book is in fine condition with minor foxing to the endpapers being the only condition issue of note. The condition of this book is NEAR FINE. Extremely scarce in the deluxe cloth binding. Bookseller Inventory # 000038

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Book of Drawings, A

WAIN, Louis, illustrator] | THOMSON, Hugh |

Published by London: Privately Printed for Mr. & Mrs. F.T. Davies, 1891. (1891)

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Item Description: London: Privately Printed for Mr. & Mrs. F.T. Davies, 1891., 1891. "A Night in Town" - Probably Louis Wain's Very First Published 'Cat Caricature'[WAIN, Louis, artist]. [DOBSON, Austin, contributor]. A Book of Drawings. By A. Bryan, L. Davis, A.T. Elwes, Harry Furniss, J. Jellicoe, Louise Jopling, J.B. Partridge, Jo. Pennell, R.H. Moor, H. Railton, Hugh Thomson, L. Wain, C. Wilkinson & W. Wilson: with a prefatory poem by Austin Dobson. London: Privately Printed for Mr. & Mrs. F.T. Davies, [1891]. One of a hundred large paper copies on hand-made paper, signed by F.T.W. Davies, the plates individually signed by the illustrators. 43, [1 imprint] pp. Folio (12 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches; 326 x 263 mm.). Original thin white vellum over parchment wrappers. Front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. A near fine copy.The two Louis Wain drawings, each of which is signed by Wain in pencil are: "A Night in Town" and [A Single Cat].From studying the 209 entries in Rodney Dale's A List of Books Illustrated by Louis Wain, it would appear that A Book of Drawings (Dale 20, 1891) was only preceded by Madame Tabby's Establishment (Dale 141, 1886) and Dreams by French Firesides (Dale 56, 1890). We believe that the drawing "A Night in Town" is most probably the very first published Louis Wain 'multi-cat caricature'.Extremely rare - OCLC lists just two copies in libraries worldwide: Yale University Library, CT., and R. G. Menzies Library, ANU, Canberra."Mr. and Mrs. Davies, who are well known for their unsparing efforts on behalf of the poor of St. Pancras, have issued a book of drawings with the same charitable intentions as have been displayed in their concerts. For this purpose they have secured the services of several well-known artists, who have contributed, each with his own especial style, and the result is a recherché book of pictures not often seen. The title-page is by Herbert Horne, and Mr. Austin Dobson furnishes a prefatory poem; the artists who have sent their charitable mites are W. Wilson, H. Railton, J. Jellicoe, A.T. Elwes, Louise Jopling, Joseph Pennell, H. Furniss, C. Wilkinson, A. Bryan, R.H. Moore, J.B. Partridge, Lucien Davis, Hugh Thomson, Louis Wain, and Selwyn Image, who sends a tail-piece. Anyone wishing to make a Christmas or New Year's Gift will help on the good work Mr. and Mrs. Davies are doing by sending for a book. A special large paper edition, limited to 100 copies, printed on hand-made paper, with India proofs of the drawings, and bound in parchment, will also be issued from Wilsford House, 16 Fitzroy-street, London, W., or may be obtained through Mr. Tregaskis." (The British Bookmaker. Volume V. 1891-92)."Until 1890, Louis Wain had made little or no attempt to portray cats as anything other than fluffy animals which, though they slept between sheets, or wrote letters with quill pens, were otherwise recognisably feline. The 'Louis Wain cat' had not yet been born. But in 1890, he began to explore the possibility of the comic cat; cats drawn in human situations - or humans drawn as cats, which amount to the same thing. He insisted that he did not caricature cats, but drew them as he saw them, though his approach makes it clear that he generally saw them as humans. Naturally, then, he studied humans when drawing cats. ' If I want a mild, irresponsible caricature, a grinning cat, then I have to let loose my nature impressions and let myself go on my own account, and it is astonishing what variety one can get in this way, and how one's moods vary from day to day. I have done as many as one hundred and fifty laughing cats at a time, no two being alike. ' There is another way of sketching cats, and this way I often resort to. I take a sketch-book to a restaurant or other public place, and draw the people in their different positions as cats, getting as near to their human characteristics as possible. This gives me double nature, and these studies I think my best humorous work.' The foundations of this approach were laid in 1890. That Christmas, there appeared in Holly Leaves and. I. Bookseller Inventory # 02895

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Frolics in Fairyland

Floyd, Grace; Wain, Louis

Published by Tuck, London (1905)

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Item Description: Tuck, London, 1905. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Illustrated by Louis Wain. Folio, stiff pictorial card covers, spine and hinges neatly strengthened and neat corner repairs, really clean, bright and very good + condition. A fabulous Wain book wherein 12 favorite fairy tale characters re portrayed by his cats. Featuring 12 full page color plates plus color covers. Incredible. Bookseller Inventory # 1312022

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WITH LOUIS WAIN IN FUN-LAND: FATHER TUCK'S PANORAMA

WAIN,LOUIS

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Item Description: WAIN,LOUIS. WITH LOUIS WAIN IN FUN-LAND. London: Raphael Tuck Panorama Series, no date, ca 1910. 4 1/2" x 7", pictorial boards folded accordion style, edge of 2 illustrations repaired else VG+. There are 10 panels with illustrations on both sides. Each panel has a fine full page chromolithograph of cats and a few dogs engaging in sport or mischief with 5 panels featuring cats as story book or fairy tale characters (Cinderella, Bluebeard, Babes in the Wood, Robinson Crusoe and Jack in the Beanstalk). The only text is a one word or 1 line caption. Very well printed and rare. Bookseller Inventory # 37442

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Pa Cats Ma Cats and Their Kittens

Louis Wain

Published by Raphael Tuck & Son Ltd, London (1901)

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck & Son Ltd, London, 1901. Softback. Book Condition: Very Good. Cloth back pictorial boards, with 11 chromo-litho illustrations inc, one double page, some very minor wear to page edges, The plates are full colour and an excellent example of Louis Wains wonderful cat drawings A Truly stunning Book. Bookseller Inventory # 009596

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PA CATS, MA CATS AND THEIR KITTENS

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. (1907)

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1907. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Wain, Louis (illustrator). circa 1907. Very good condition with no wrapper. very large format (34.5 x 25.5 cm). Red cloth spine, white pictorial boards. 10 full-page colour illlustrations plus another double-spread. B/w illustrations throughout. All of Wain's cats! Spine and corners bumped and worn with some loss of surface paper at corners. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Front joint has possibly been neatly repaired? There is light page browning, some foxing and spotting to contents but they are generally clean, the colour illustrations are lovely and bright. [R]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1309777

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Tiny Tots' Library No 1395 Designed In England Printed In Germany [ SlideIn Box ] + The Cats cradle + Miss Busy Bee + Three Friends + A Snowfight + Like Grandpa + A Little Pickle [ 6 MINIATURE BOOKS COMPLETE IN ORIGINAL BOX ]

Vredenberg, Edric + Glasgow, G R + [ Wain. Louis? ]

Published by Nister & Co (1900)

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Item Description: Nister & Co, 1900. 1st edition. (12)pp per book. Large 24mo. 8.3 x 9.3cm ( books ) ,9 x 10 cm ( box ). 4 colour plates per book + illustrations in text.Publisher's cream card covers, red & green cloth spines, colour lettering + illustration on front, blank to rear. Original white eps. Box Has colour plate stuck down on front with red lettering 3 children playing in the snow. Covers : tiny scuff to edge of 1st book else very clean & unrubbed with sharp corners. Box : foxed else very clean & complete with sharp corners. Contents : small fox spot in one book else very clean & tight. Bright attractive copies in complete box. F/VG books & box. Bookseller Inventory # 53799

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THREE LITTLE KITTENS and ( CAT STRUWWELPETER or FIDGETY PHIL ).

WAIN, Louis. Rare unrecorded panorama.

Published by London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. No. 970 circa (1910)

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Item Description: London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. No. 970 circa, 1910. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION circa 1910, 6 panel panorama of thick board pages hinged with red cloth, colour printed both sides, a separate story on each side, both illustrated by Wain, brief caption below each picture, all dressed kittens, page size 235 x 180 mm, 9¼ x 7 inches. LACKING COVER BOARD PAGE WITH TITLES (i.e. 5 of 6 panels only). The images for Three Little Kittens were re-used in a painting book issued about the same time by Tuck with the No. 4063. The story on the reverse of the panorama is a cats version of 5 Struwwelpeter stories: Fidgety Philip on the floor under the table cloth and the tea things; the three kittens inked by Agrippa cat for mocking the Blackamoor; John who never looked where he was going and almost drowned in a stream; a version of the Huntsman where a hare with a rifle shoots at 2 cats, 1 sitting on the well; finally, a kitten disobeys his mother and sucks his thumb but with no nasty consequences. A Louis Wain cat version of Struwwelpeter was published by Tuck circa 1905 entitled Fidgety Phil and Other Tales, in the Little Pets series, with 16 pages including covers and with verses by Norman Gale. Hinges slightly worn with some small splits, a few very minor marks to some pages and some hinges, small closed tear to surface paper at edge of 1 image (we have found our mittens), neatly repaired with no loss, barely visible. A good defective copy of a rare book (lacking 1 board page). Neither the Three Little Kitten Painting Book nor our Panorama, nor Fidgety Phil are listed in the bibliography in the reissue of the Dale book on Wain. The painting book is not uncommon but we could not find a record of our panorama. Fidgety Phil is listed in Baumgartner Volume 1, page 24, No.29 and 1 copy is recorded in Liverpool University Library and 1 in Toronto Public Library but not in the Osborne catalogue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 12824

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COMICAL CUSTOMERS At the New Stores of Comical Rhymes and Stories

Bingham, Clifton

Published by Ernest Nister, London (1896)

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Item Description: Ernest Nister, London, 1896. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Beatrix Potter, Louis Wain, W. Foster et al (illustrator). First Edition. no date but 1896; unpaginated but pp. 48; mounted colour (chromolithographic) frontispiece plate; numerous b&w illustrations, many by Louis Wain and including Beatrix Potter's illustrations on 3 pages to Clifton Bingham's verse "A Frog He Would a Fishing Go"; original patterned end papers. Olive-green backed pictorial boards, the front printed in multiple coloures; some rubbing to edges and lightly marked; corners more worn with boards exposed. Contents good, no inscriptions, a little finger soiling, mostly to fore-edges of first pages, paper lightly toned, hinges lightly worn but binding remains strong. A very good copy. She had been working with the publishers Ernest Nister and in May 1894 she decided to approach them with the idea of making her story into a booklet. After lengthy negotiations the publishers purchased nine of the drawings but chose to include them accompanied by someone else's verse in Comical Customers at the New Stores of Comical Rhymes and Stories published circa 1895 and in this holiday annual. References: Linder pp. 175-178 Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 025408

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Two Cats At Large A Book Of Surprises

Louis Wain

Published by George Routledge (1111)

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Item Description: George Routledge, 1111. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. Marked And Grubby Boards. Binding Has Come Away From Front Cover But Is Still Intact To Rear Boards. Illustrations Intact And Clean And Unmarked. Shipped Daily In Secure Packaging By Professional Booksellers. Bookseller Inventory # 1774360

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DAYS IN CATLAND with Louis Wain (Father Tuck's Panorama)

Burnaby, Arthur

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London (1900)

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No dust Jacket. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First Edition. No date, C.1900-1910, first edition (and presumably only edition), 4 chromolithographed plates in concertina form that fold out to create a large panorama with 14 numbered card figures of cats, and corresponding numbered slits in the panorama to insert the cat figures. On the reverse of the panorama is a b/w story rhyme with b/w illustrations also by Loius Wain. Publisher's chromolithographed covers, with pocket in the rear panel to house the cat figures. A very good bright copy. Covers slightly worn around edges, folding joints expertly and inconspicuously reinforced with conservator's linen. Full complement of 14 figures all complete and bright wih minimal wear, the odd one with minimal repair to the reverse. Small part of rear pocket flap replaced. A very good to fine copy of this rare Louis Wain "toy book". Size: 4to Landscape (approx. 30 x 27cm). Bookseller Inventory # 010198

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Original Artwork] 'By Accident'

Wain, Louis

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Item Description: No Place. Book Condition: Good+. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First Edition. 'By Accident' - 320mm x 280mm (frame size), original pen, ink and watercolour on paper laid onto board, mounted and framed. Couple of brown stripes to image (from glue?), otherwise quite bright and clean. Signed by illustrator to foot of image, typical cat scene from Wain. Signed by Illustrator. Original Artwork. Bookseller Inventory # 000264

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Original Artwork] 'I Had an Eye Opener'

Wain, Louis

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Item Description: No Place. Book Condition: Good+. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First Edition. 'I Had an Eye Opener', 310mm x 280mm (frame size). Pen, ink, watercolour and pencil on paper laid on board, mounted and framed. Brown mark to centre of image, otherwise quite bright and clean. Signed by illustrator to foot of image, typical cat scene from Wain. Signed by Illustrator. Original Artwork. Bookseller Inventory # 000265

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Father Tuck's Post Card Painting Book

WAIN, Louis |

Published by London - Paris - New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons. Ltd., 1903. (1903)

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Item Description: London - Paris - New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons. Ltd., 1903., 1903. Scarcely Found Complete and CleanWAIN, Louis. Father Tuck's Post Card Painting Book. London - Paris - New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons. Ltd., n.d. [1903]. First edition, Artistic Series No. 2530. Quarto (10 1/2 x 8 in; 266 x 202 mm). Sixteen leaves (including inside covers) comprised of eight leaves with four full color, gum arabic-heightened illustrations each and eight uncolored perforated leaves with matching illustrations to rectos as post cards with printed mailing info to versos. Designed at the Tuck Studios in London and printed at the Fine Art Works in Germany.Pictorial glossy wrappers in full color. Complete with all post cards present and uncolored; thus scarce. Unusually clean, and with just a tiny chip to lower right corner of front wrapper and a crossed out ink inscription dated 1904 on inside front wrapper. An excellent copy.Classic Wain cats (and dogs!) at play and suitable for coloring and mailing.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).Publisher Raphael Tuck (1821-1900), from Germany, came to London in 1870 and shortly established himself as a fine art publisher. ".he saw the opportunity to move into the children's book market with volumes of high pictorial quality and outstanding production.Tuck's books were colourful and imaginative, catered for young and old alike, and covered topics ranging from ancient myths to contemporary events.On his retirement in 1882 he handed the business over to his three sons" (Haining, Moveable Books, pp. 36-37), who continued the firm's tradition of children's books of the highest quality.Dale 61. Bookseller Inventory # 02505

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THE CAT SCOUTS

Pope, Jessie

Published by Blackie and Son Limited, London (1912)

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Item Description: Blackie and Son Limited, London, 1912. Cloth Backed Boards. Book Condition: Near Fine. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First Edition. 4to - 7-1/16" x 9-15/16". (Wain, Louis) illustrator. THE CAT SCOUTS with verses and tales by Jessie Pope. London: Blackie and Son Limited, [1912]. First edition. 4to - 7-1/16" x 9-15/16". Light green cloth backed buff colored course cloth boards with a full color pictorial paste label of a very clean copy of the book. Very minor corner wear and the minutest signs of handling for what is really about as nice a copy of this title that one ever finds. [32]pp. Illustrated endpapers and wonderful, full color illustrations by Louis Wain throughout. We have both full page and in text illustrations of amazing Louis Wain drawings of these cats as they train for and become the cat version of Boy Scouts. The book is bright and clean throughout with a neatly written gift inscription dated Feb. 16, 1919 on the front endpaper. Louis Wain was a unique talent and this is a fine example of him at his very best. Fun and highly enjoyable. The condition of this book is NEAR FINE. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 000092

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Cats at School

WAIN, Louis, illustrator | WOODHOUSE, S. C. |

Published by London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited, 1911. (1911)

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Item Description: London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited, 1911., 1911. Rare Cats Meow the Three "R"sWAIN, Louis. WOODHOUSE, S. C. Cats at School. Illustrated in 21 Coloured Plates by Louis Wain. With Verses by S. C. Woodhouse, M.A. (Oxon). London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited, n.d. [1911]. First edition. Tall octavo. [2], 4-23, [1, blank] pp. With twenty full-page color plates, including frontispiece. Quarter green cloth over color pictorial, heavy-card stock boards. Some soiling to boards, upper corners creased. Otherwise, an excellent copy. No copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years. OCLC/KVK record only three copies in library holdings worldwide.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 [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).Wood 36. Dale, p. 76. Bookseller Inventory # 01797

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The Catland Express

WAIN, Louis |

Published by London: Raphel Tuck and Sons, 1910. (1910)

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Item Description: London: Raphel Tuck and Sons, 1910., 1910. All Aboard The Wain Train!WAIN, Louis. The Catland Express. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1910]. Father Tuck's "Wonderland" series no. 9252. Oblong quarto (8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in; 216 x 272 mm). [14] pp., including inside covers. Color illustrations to each page, including six full-color, the remainder in two-color (red and black). Pictorial color wrappers. An attractive copy of a rare Wain title, very scarce in near fine condition.One of the most attractive Louis Wain color plate books that we have seen.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).Not in Dale. Bookseller Inventory # 02474

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