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WAIN (Louis)

Published by circa 1920s (1920)

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About this Item: circa 1920s, 1920. No Binding. Condition: Fine. WAIN (Louis): Kaleidoscope Cat, ca. 1930s Original gouache watercolor on paper of crazed feline. Measures 7-1/4 x 5 inches, glazed and framed. Created when the artist was at Napsbury Hospital near St Albans in Hertfordshire, where he continued producing his cat pictures and Louis Wain’s “kaleidoscope” cats, often attributed to his malady while committed, was a result of his experimentation in drawing patterns and cats.  Provenance: These drawings are from the album dispersed at Christie’s South Kensington, January 1997. Seller Inventory # Abb_Wain_kaleidoscope1

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Leap-frog.: WAIN, Louis, Artist

WAIN, Louis, Artist

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

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About this Item: [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. Seller Inventory # 01145

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Mixed Sweets: WAIN, Louis, Artist

WAIN, Louis, Artist

Published by [n.p.]: , 1911 (1911)

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About this Item: [n.p.]: , 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.A wonderful early example of a Louis Wain original watercolor drawing, which first appeared in Father Tuck's Annual [1911] 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). Seller Inventory # 00270

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FROGMOUSIAD: NINE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY LOUIS WAIN: Kynaston, The Rev.

Kynaston, The Rev. Dr. H.

Published by Publisher not identified, Place of publication not identified (1890)

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About this Item: Publisher not identified, Place of publication not identified, 1890. No Binding. Condition: Near Fine. Wain, Louis (illustrator). (Wain, Louis) illustrator. FROGMOUSIAD: NINE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY LOUIS WAIN. [Place of publication not identified]: [Publisher not identified], ca. 1890. Nine original pen and ink drawings by Louis Wain on thick card stock with text laid on; each measuring approximately 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" and each signed "Louis Wain" lower right, with browning to edges and laid on text. FROGMOUSIAD is a translation by the Rev. Dr. H. Kynaston of Batrachomyomachia or the Battle of Frogs and Mice which is a comic epic or parody of the Iliad and attributed to Homer by the Romans, but according to Plutarch, the work of Pigres of Halicarnassus in the fifth century B.C. Offered here is the complete artwork by Wain with applied text for the published story which can be viewed in its entirety online at the HathiTrust Digital Library. We have nine cards with intricate drawing of frogs and mice as they battle to the death. Many additional creatures appear in these drawings, including a "merciless Cat" which as it turns out was a harbinger for the future of Wain's artistic career. These drawings are really quite wonderful to behold. The condition of the drawings is NEAR FINE. Provenance: Christie's London, 19th July 1983, Lot 169. Signed by Illustrator. Seller Inventory # 000482

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Louis Wain

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About this Item: Louis Wain, UK. Signed. ORIGINAL LOUIS WAIN PAINTING. Louis Wain 1860-1939, 'When a Cat's single he lives at ease', original watercolour and pencil, signed lower right, with titled slip, in a giltwood frame, glazed, verso, on the back board, 50 x 38cm approx, old Christies stencil number to rear, private collection ownership London. c. 1880's / 1890's in original frame. Frame has some extremitity wear and damage as shown, but this tends to add to the appeal of this original Louis Wain 1880'spainting. A most beautiful large original cat painting by LOUIS WAIN. PLEASE REQUEST FURTHER IMAGES TO VIEW THIS INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART. Louis Wain ORIGINAL painting as shown. Authenticated by London auction house Christies and laterly by Chiswick and accompanied by a full insurance certificate to the value of £15,000. 100% authenticity guaranteed and authentic original Louis Wain painting. Original Paintings and Illustrations. Privately Printed. Seller Inventory # 005449

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Flying A Kite: WAIN, Louis, Artist

WAIN, Louis, Artist

Published by : , 1900 (1900)

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About this Item: : , 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. Seller Inventory # 02319

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Wain, Louis William (1860 - 1939)

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About this Item: c, 1912. 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. Seller Inventory # 2740

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WAIN, Louis.

Published by [1915] (1915)

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About this Item: [1915], 1915. Rough sketch of a cat in pencil to verso. Excellent condition. Presented in a black wooden frame. Pen and ink drawing heightened with white body colour on wove paper. Sheet size: 27.5 x 19.2 cm. Signed in pen lower left by Wain. Annotations in pencil to lower margin. An original drawing for the full-page illustration which appears on page 35 of Louis Wain's Annual for 1915. Seller Inventory # 110276

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Daddy Cat: WAIN, Louis, illustrator

WAIN, Louis, illustrator

Published by London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1914 (1914)

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About this Item: London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1914, 1914. A Day in the Life of Daddy CatWAIN, Louis. Daddy Cat Illustrated by Louis Wain. London: Blackie and Son Limited, [n.d., ca. 1914].First edition. Quarto (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches; 245 x 172 mm.). 36 pp. Color pictorial title-page and thirty-four full-page color illustrations. Original quarter red cloth over tan cloth boards, front cover with full-color illustration (taken from the color illustration on page 13) pasted-on, pictorial gray end-papers. A spectacular copy. Very scarce, especially in this condition.A charming little book which pictorially follows the exciting day of Daddy Cat and his two kittens. 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, 50. Seller Inventory # 03255

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ORIGINAL DRAWING: JOHN BURNS, WHERE IS THERE: WAIN

WAIN

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About this Item: WAIN, LOUIS (illustrator). (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. ORIGINAL DRAWING: JOHN BURNS, WHERE IS THERE ANOTHER DUST HEAD? This is a wonderful SIGNED drawing by Wain. Pictured is a cat in a hat, carrying a shovel over his shoulder. In the background are various political posters such as: The pen is mightier than the spade, Don't work let others, Sale now on roaring trade of liberal titles, Local support and others. The captioned is in Wain's hand. The image measures 7 1/2 x 12. Quite charming. Seller Inventory # 25361

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Cats at Play: WAIN, Louis

WAIN, Louis

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

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About this Item: 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). Seller Inventory # 02771

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PETER; A CAT O' ONE TAIL. HIS: Morley, Charles

Morley, Charles

Published by Pall Mall Gazette, London (1892)

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About this Item: Pall Mall Gazette, London, 1892. Original Pictorial Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First Edition. (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. Seller Inventory # 000038

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TINKER, TAILOR": Vredenburg, Edric

Vredenburg, Edric

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal (1914)

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About this Item: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal, 1914. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Wain, Louis (illustrator). (Wain, Louis) illustrator. "TINKER, TAILOR" with stories by Edric Vredenburg; illustrated by Louis Wain. London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., ca. 1914. 4to - 7-1/2" x 9-13/16". Brown cloth backed pictorial boards with cat vignettes surrounding a full color pictorial paste label on the front board and black lettering on the spine with only a minute amount of wear to the head and tail of spine for a bright and beautiful copy of the book. Pictorial endpapers with gift inscription dated 1920 on the front paste-down and discoloration to the front and back free endpapers. The text block edges and preliminaries are foxed and some of the foxing extends into the margins on some of the text pages. Twelve full page color pictures and a large number of pen and ink drawings, all of which are by Louis Wain, illustrate this volume of exciting adventure and entertaining histories of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Gentleman, Apothecary, Plowboy, Thief," the characters being impersonated by Louis Wain's celebrated cats. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Only three copies located on OCLC/WorldCat. RARE. Seller Inventory # 000497

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Book of Drawings, A.: WAIN, Louis, illustrator;

WAIN, Louis, illustrator; THOMSON, Hugh

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 02895

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A TRIP TO CATLAND WITH LOUIS WAIN: WAIN, Louis.

WAIN, Louis.

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

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About this Item: London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. No. 1915, 7161. 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 on upper cover, lower cover repeats 1 of the 6 coloured plates, 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. Seller Inventory # 18746

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LOUIS WAIN SIGNED ORIGINAL PEN AND INK

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About this Item: 0, 0. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. LOUIS WAIN (illustrator). 1st Edition. LOUIS WAIN, (ENGLISH 1860-1939) FRAMED ORIGINAL CHARMING PEN AND INK DRAWING OF A CAT, LAVISHLY SIGNED IN FULL ¿LOUIS WAIN¿ A STUNNING DRAWING OF A CAT¿S FACE WITH A MISCHIEVOUS SMUG EXPRESSION, FRAMED TO A COMPLETED SIZE OF: 16¿ X 14¿ THE ART IS IN FINE CONDITION AND WAS CUSTOM MATTED, FRAMED AND GLAZED. A VERY STUNNING PIECE! A rare beautiful original Louis Wain drawing in pen and ink, of a cat with a lovely mischievous look of smugness on his face. Signed to the front, lower left by Louis Wain. The page is lightly toned with light creasing. The art is floated, custom double matted, framed and glazed and is presented in a natural light maple wood frame, with a deeply beveled mat. The piece was framed using all archival materials and UV glass. The art is signed in full signature by Louis Wain as ¿Louis Wain¿lower left. Wain has a very distinctive artistic style capturing incredible emotions in his highly detailed cat drawing. Provenance: The sketch was acquired by a premier London auction house who vetted the art. A copy of the lot description showing both the purchase, along with the art description will accompany the framed piece as provenance. Louis Wain original artwork is exceedingly scarce. A very stunning piece and showcases very well. Perfect for the Louis Wain and cat art collector. Louis Wain was one of the most popular commercial illustrators in the history of England. Born in 1860, his anthropomorphic portrayals of cats captured the imagination of the Edwardian era and his work helped to elevate the profile and popularity of our feline friends to unprecedented heights. Before Wain, cats in England were often thought of with contempt but his work humanised them and helped to show them as something to be liked, admired and even loved. In 1886, Wain¿s first drawing of anthropomorphised cats was published in the Christmas issue of the Illustrated London News, titled ¿A Kittens¿ Christmas Party¿. The illustration depicted 150 cats. In subsequent years, Wain¿s cats began to walk upright, smile broadly and use other exaggerated facial expressions, and would wear sophisticated, contemporary clothing. 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. His illustrations were so popular that throughout the beginning of the twentieth-century most homes had at least one of his famous cat annuals and many nurseries had Wain posters hanging on their walls. ¿He made the cat his own¿ H.G. Wells once remarked. ¿He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world.¿ His artistic style changed throughout his life, although he was always known for drawings of cats. In his later years, his drawings took on a psychedelic style (not unlike some of Van Goghs art), with many of his painting containing brilliant background colors with swirling patterns. Eventually even his cats began to take on the same psychedelic appearances beginning to seemingly blend into the background. FRAMED SIZE: 16¿ X 14¿. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other original illustration artwork. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 001224

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FROLICS IN FAIRYLAND: FLOYD, GRACE

FLOYD, GRACE

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About this Item: WAIN, LOUIS (illustrator). (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. FROLICS IN FAIRYLAND by Grace Floyd. London: Tuck, no date, circa 1905. Folio (9 1/2 x 13 1/8"), stiff pictorial card covers, some inconspicuous spine strengthening, small corner repair, VG+. This is a fabulous Wain book wherein 12 favorite fairy tale characters are portrayed by his cats. Featuring 12 full page color plates plus color covers - (the front cover illustration is not repeated in the text) and 2 line illustrations. Included are: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Bluebeard, Robin Hood, Sindbad, Aladdin, Robinson Crusoe, Forty Thieves, Cinderella, Babes in the Wood, Sleeping Beauty and Jack the Giant Killer. Incredible and rare!. Seller Inventory # 17405

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DADDY CAT: WAIN, LOUIS

WAIN, LOUIS

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About this Item: WAIN, LOUIS (illustrator). WAIN,LOUIS. DADDY CAT. NY: Dodge, no date [1914], [printed in England. 7 x 9 7/8", cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, slightest bit of edge wear and occasional spot, a Fine copy. A charming cat book, this shows the daily life of Daddy Cat with his sons Tom and Dick. The text is in rhyme printed in a large font. Featuring 32 richly colored, full page color illustrations, 1 smaller color illustration plus 2 illustrations in line and pictorial endpapers. A beautiful copy, rare in this condition. Seller Inventory # 38399

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IN CATLAND

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About this Item: WAIN, LOUIS (illustrator). (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. IN CATLAND. London: John Shaw, no date, circa 1915. 4to (7 1/4 x 9 3/4"), cloth backed decorative, flexible card covers, pictorial paste-on, Fine. This rare Wain title features 4 wonderful mounted color plates on dark grey paper (one of which is also on the cover), 3 full page black & whites, 4 half-page black & whites and 10 smaller black and whites in text. This is a remarkable copy, rare. Seller Inventory # 38524

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A Book of Drawings. With a prefatory: WAIN, Louis; Joseph

WAIN, Louis; Joseph Pennell; Selwyn Image.)

Published by London: Privately Printed for Mr & Mrs Frederick Trehawke Davies, 1891 (1891)

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About this Item: London: Privately Printed for Mr & Mrs Frederick Trehawke Davies, 1891, 1891. Folio (254 x 190 mm). Bound for the publishers by Morrrell in brown crushed morocco, titles to front cover and spine gilt, with floral decorations, turn-ins and top edge gilt, others untrimmed, blue marbled endpapers. Binder's stamp to front pastedown. Joints neatly repaired, occasional mark and minor offsetting to contents; an excellent copy. With 24 full-page illustrations by various artists and 9 pages of additionally pasted-in materials. Unique publisher's copy featuring his stylised bookplate, bound circa 1897, along with an 1892 bookseller's catalogue for The Caxton Head and various materials relating to The Solicitors' Managing Clerks Association Second Smoking Charity Concert held in 1897 by the Davies. A Book of Drawings was a collection of illustrators' works made to raise money for "the poor of St Pancras", following on from the Davies's previous charitable works. Of the 17 plates that make up A Book of Drawings, nine are signed by the artists in pencil (including Joseph Pennell, Selwyn Image and two signatures by Louis Wain, whose drawing, "A Night in Town", also printed on the rear of the Smoking Concert Programme pasted in, is thought to be his first published "multi-cat caricature"). Additional ephemera bound in to this, the Davies's personal copy, are a bookseller's catalogue entitled Works of Art and Antiques, designed by Selwyn Image, for the bookshop The Caxton Head owned by James Tregaskis, (the fourth President of the ABA) and his wife. This includes a number of drawings including a work by Harry Furniss who features in A Book of Drawing and a duplicate of the J. Bernard Partridge illustration found on p. 29. Also found are; an autograph letter from Sir Francis Jeune, who was to attend the smoking concert, a silk print by Selwyn Image for the programme of the smoking concert, with an autograph letter discussing its preparation, the smoking concert guest list, two autograph letters from Austin Dobson declining his invitation, ("I am sorry I cannot accept your invitation for this concert, these 'violent delights' have too often - for me - the 'violent end' of a headache"), the programme for the concert, and a number of newspaper reports of the events. These include cartoons which feature caricatures of Davies and the other guests. Davies's daughter, Eleanor, referred to here as Queenie, is mentioned due to her well-regarded recitation of Dobson's poetry on his behalf. Eleanor went on to be the first woman to fly across the English Channel and to have "looped the loop" in an aircraft. These articles are accompanied by the signatures of four attendees, all reputable judges, John C. Day, R. Bramwell Davis, Sir Francis Jeune, and T. T. Bucknill. Rodney Dale, Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats, 20; The British Bookmaker, Volume V, 1891–9. Seller Inventory # 104518

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Wain, Louis

Published by Dodge Publishing Company, New York (1925)

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About this Item: Dodge Publishing Company, New York, 1925. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Wain, Louis (illustrator). Wain, Louis. DADDY CAT. New York: Dodge Publishing Company, [1925]. 4to - 7-1/16" x 9-7/8". Olive cloth with a large full color printed paste-label on the front cover with just a hint of shelf wear and the shadow of a previous price sticker (3/4" x 1") for what is a bright clean copy of the book. Pictorial endpapers. [36] pp. Illustrated with thirty-two wonderful full color drawings of cats as only Louis Wain could do. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Seller Inventory # 000396

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Father Tuck's Post Card Painting Book: WAIN, Louis

WAIN, Louis

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 02505

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KITS AND CATS - WITH LOUIS WAIN: GALE, NORMAN

GALE, NORMAN

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About this Item: WAIN, LOUIS (illustrator). (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. KITS AND CATS [on cover] WITH LOUIS WAIN IN PUSSYLAND by Norman Gale. London : Tuck no date, circa 1912. Folio (8 x 15 1/2"), stiff pictorial card covers with top die-cut in a cat shape. Small rubbing areas to covers else VG+. Illustrated by Wain with color covers, 4 large and incredible full page color illustrations of cats at play and with great line illustrations on all other pages. A title in Father Tuck's Hurrah Series. A nice copy of a rare and fragile Wain book. Seller Inventory # 17718

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Pope, Jessie

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About this Item: Blackie and Son Limited, London, 1912. Cloth Backed Boards. Condition: Near Fine. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First Edition. (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. Seller Inventory # 000092

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CAT'S CRADLE: A PICTURE-BOOK FOR LITTLE FOLK: Byron, May

Byron, May

Published by Blackie and Son Limited, London - Glasgow - Dublin - Bombay (1908)

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About this Item: Blackie and Son Limited, London - Glasgow - Dublin - Bombay, 1908. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Wain, Louis (illustrator). 1st Edition. (Wain, Louis) illustrator. CAT'S CRADLE: A PICTURE-BOOK FOR LITTLE FOLK. Cats by Louis Wain. Rhymes by May Byron. London - Glasgow - Dublin - Bombay: Blackie and Son Limited, [1908]. First edition. 4to - 7" x 10". Color pictorial gray paper covered boards with original red silk ribbon tie with minor wear to the gray paper at the corners but not so much as to detract from the appearance of the book. This is a beautiful copy of a notoriously fragile book. Gray endpapers. [50] pp. Cat-centric verses by May Byron illustrated with fifty-seven full color drawings, forty-nine within text and eight full page, of zany cats by Louis Wain as only he could do. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Only one copy located in OCLC/WorldCat. RARE. Seller Inventory # 000471

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Cats at School: WAIN, Louis, illustrator;

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

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 01797

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Cats at Play: WAIN, Louis, illustrator;

WAIN, Louis, illustrator; RACKHAM, Arthur; SMITH, H. Officer; GLADWIN, May

Published by London: John F. Shaw and Co.,, 1903 (1903)

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About this Item: London: John F. Shaw and Co.,, 1903, 1903. Unrecorded EditionWith an Unrecorded Drawing by Arthur RackhamWAIN, Louis, illustrator. RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator. SMITH, H. Officer. GLADWIN, May, et al. Cats At Play. London: John F. Shaw, n.d. [c. 1900-1904]. First edition, 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.Publisher's quarter decorated cloth over full-color glazed pictorial boards, corners a little worn. A few illustrations hand-colored by a child. Closed tear to bottom edge of page. 17. Otherwise a very good copy. Early ink presentation dated "Christmas 1905" on front paste-down.This title was later issued by Blackie & Son, 1917, and Alexandria Publications, c. 1920, in what appear to be abridged editions; the Blackie & Son edition collates to only twelve pages.Anytime an unrecorded book illustration by Arthur Rackham comes to light, it's news. And the news could not be better. Buried within this book, unheralded, on page forty, is a black and white text illustration of four chickens in various states of distress as they observe, in high dudgeon and with no little annoyance, a cat within their food bucket chowing down the chicken feed - the nerve! And at the lower left of the bucket, as small as can be, are Rackham's initials as typically drawn. Latimore and Haskell, and Riall make no mention of this illustration in their Rackham bibliographies, and the Arthur Rackham Society was ignorant of it when we inquired.At the time of this book's approximate publication, Rackham had already had work published, mostly under his name with credit on the title page, providing single or multiple illustrations for, amongst others, To the Other Side (1893); Isis Very Much Unveiled (1894); The Dolly Dialogues (1894); The Zankiwank (1896); The Money Spinner (1896); Two Old Ladies (1897); Captain Castle (1897); Through a Glass Lightly (1897); Charles O'Malley (1897); The Castle Inn (1898); Evelina (1898); The Ingoldsby Legends (1898); Gulliver's Travels (1900); Faithful Friends (1901); More Tales From the Stumps (1902); The Grey House on the Hill (1903); The Greek Heroes (1903); Red Pottage (1904); and The Peradventures of Private Pagett (1904). That he would accept a commission to provide a single text line drawing to this book with no more credit than his microscopic initials should not come as a surprise. Rackham was hustling for work wherever he could find it; good reviews and regular exposure were not enough to keep him fully employed with money in his pocket. And none of the other illustrators here received credit beyond their initials or full signatures to their contributions. And so we have a previously unknown Rackham during his transitional period, when his fairies and goblins were emerging but had not yet fully vanquished the simple, pay-the-bills work of his early years.Cf. Dale 34 and 35, in Dale, Louis Wain. The Man Who Drew Cats, p. 137. Seller Inventory # 02471

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Two Cats At Large: WAIN, Louis, illustrator;

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

Published by London: George Routledge & Sons. Ltd, 1910 (1910)

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About this Item: London: George Routledge & Sons. Ltd, 1910, 1910. Strange-Looking CatsMeet Strange-Looking MonstersWAIN, Louis. WOODHOUSE, S.C. (text). Two Cats At Large. A Book of Surprises. With Verses by S.C. Woodhouse. London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd, n.d. [1910]. First edition. Quarto (10 1/8 x 8 1/4 in; 258 x 212 mm). Twenty-four verso-only leaves with twenty large full color illustrations by Louis Wain. Publisher's quarter red cloth over full color pictorial boards. Small closed tears to bottom edge of leaves 19 and 22, small tears to half title at staples, boards a little soiled, and scuffed at edges. Otherwise a very good copy of this extremely scarce Wain title.One of the more colorful Wain titles, very scarce, with OCLC recording only three copies in institutional holdings worldwide."The Hogarth of cat life" (Frank Burnand, Punch)."In 1910, Routledge published Two Cats at Large, a 'book of surprises, by Louis Wain, with verses by S.C. Woodhouse.' Two kittens, Albert and Tom, meet various strange-looking monsters on their travels, including the Gollifrog, the Grabberchox and the Salleyinouralleygator. There are some very strange-looking cats in this book as well" (Dale, p. 76).Dale 204. Seller Inventory # 02824

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Cat's Cradle: WAIN, Louis; BYRON,

WAIN, Louis; BYRON, May

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 03034

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DAYS IN CATLAND Panorama with movable figures.: WAIN, LOUIS.

WAIN, LOUIS.

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 19273

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