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WAIN, Louis, illustrator |

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

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 03255

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WAIN, Louis |

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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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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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 18746

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

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

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 02824

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WAIN, Louis | BYRON, May |

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

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

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

WAIN, LOUIS.

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

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Item Description: London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd circa, 1910. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 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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WAIN, Louis, illustrator | [WEATHERLY, Fred E.] | BINGHAM, Clifton |

Published by London / New York: Ernest Nister / E.P. Dutton, 1894. (1894)

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Item Description: London / New York: Ernest Nister / E.P. Dutton, 1894., 1894. With An Early Unrecorded Illustration By Louis Wain[WAIN, Louis, illustrator]. [WEATHERLY, Fred E. and Clifton Bingham, text]. Picture Pages For Little Folks of All Ages. London / New York: Ernest Nister / E.P. Dutton, [1894]. First edition. Large quarto (12 x 9 5/8 in;,303 x 242 mm). [36] pp. Chromolithograph and black and white illustrations throughout. Printed in Bavaria.Quarter blue cloth over chromolithographed pictorial glazed boards. Neat gift inscription dated 1895. A stunning copy with only the slightest hint of wear at corners.Page 10 contains a chromolithograph ("Mr. Milkman") that while unsigned (see below) is clearly by Louis Wain at an early stage of his career and is thus far unrecorded. While others illustrated cats (and imitated Wain) no one's cats were quite like Wain's cats, who invariably possess an unmistakable, slightly insane gleam in their eyes.Ernest Nister (1842-1909) "produced more than five hundred mostly undated illustrated books for children, but from the 1890s the firm's production was almost exclusively toy or movable books and Nister introduced many new mechanical techniques The illustrations in Nister's books—typically featuring affluent, well- dressed, cheerful children at play—were produced by many different artists. The artist's name, however, was often either dropped or missing, while the signature of Nister, as lithographer, was usually found somewhere on the work—thus leading to confusion about attribution. Nister frequently reused illustrations, occasionally adding picture elements that were not in the original work." (The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature).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 Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914)."The Hogarth of cat life" (Punch).Not in Dale. Bookseller Inventory # 02501

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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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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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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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Morley, Charles

Published by Pall Mall Gazette, London (1892)

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Item Description: Pall Mall Gazette, London, 1892. Pictorial Paper Wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First Edition. 4to 7-3/16" x 9-11/16". (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 - 7-3/16" x 9-11/16". Orange-colored pictorial paper wrappers with mild soiling and two short closed tears, one approximately 3/8" in length and one approximately 5/8" in length. Eighty-eight pages plus ten pages of advertisements, 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 very good condition with scattered finger marks and areas of light soiling. There are also several pages with what appear to be a spot of damp staining on the extreme outside edge of the text block. The largest of these stains measure approximately 1/4" x 1/2" The condition of this book is VERY GOOD. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 000039

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Tinker, Tailor: Vredenburg, Edric and

Vredenburg, Edric and Wain, Louis (Illustrator)

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, LTD. (1914)

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck & Sons, LTD., 1914. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Tinker, Tailor by Edric Vredenburg and illustrated by Louis Wain. Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, LTD. Publishers to their Majesties, the King and Queen. First Edition, circa 1914. Very good in original paper covered boards and cloth backed spine with a bright pictorial pastedown on the front cover. Multiple full-page colored plates highlight the fantastical drawing by Wain. Black and white illustrations throughout the large block text. Slight yellowing on the pages. Previous owner'e name inscribed on the front pastedown. Moderate edgewear with rubbing at the corners and spine ends. Slight foxing on the page edges. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1408107

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WAIN, Louis | GALE, Norman (text) |

Published by London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1905. (1905)

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Item Description: London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1905., 1905. Onward, For Kitten and CountryFurry Fun For AllWAIN, Louis. Frolics in Catland. Father Tuck's "Travels in Fairyland" No. 9071. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1905?]. First edition. Oblong quarto (8 5/8 x 10 3/4 in; 218 x 272 mm). [26] pp. With eight full-page and numerous color text illustrations. Verses by Norman Gale.Quarter red cloth over pictorial paper boards. Illustrated endpapers. Child's neat signature to ownership page. Fore-edge of first leaf neatly strengthened with tissue. Some edge and corner wear, slight toning to endpapers, still an excellent copy.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).Not in Dale. Unrecorded by Wood.Contents: Conrad's Croquet; The Plucky Cricketer; [Two Cats Playing Tennis]; The Winner; [Two Cats Playing Golf]; Dairy Down Golf Club; Amelia Mlik; Augustus Purd; Tramping Ted; [Two Cats Rowing a Boat]; Camilla Clott; [Two Cats Picking Flowers]; Wooden Bricks; The Poor Bugler; [Two Cat Brass Band]; Jake; [Two Musical Cats]; Pippina Joy; Signor Whiskerando Kat; Velvina Fox; Devoted Dandy; {Two Cats Singing a Comical Duet]; Tomto; [Two Members of the Famous Band] and Fernand. Bookseller Inventory # 01795

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With Louis Wain to Fairyland: Chesson, Nora /

Chesson, Nora / illustrated by Louis Wain

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. [1904], London - Paris - New York (1904)

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. [1904], London - Paris - New York, 1904. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Louis Wain (illustrator). First edition. Fabulous large format original Louis Wain fairy book containing 12 full page colour illustrations and black and white line illustrations on all of the other pages. Contains classic fairy tales - Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Robinson Crusoe, Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and so on. Paper covered illustrated boards [front and rear] over red cloth backstrip. 335x250 mm. 36pp. Corners / edges worn. Scuffing / scratching to boards. Professionally rebound, retaining the original backstrip and end papers and with the gutta percha reset and although holding overall it is delicate and a few of the pages have come loose. This is a problem with the manufacture of this book, mainly due to the poor early wood pulp paper quality which is now tanned and chipped around some of the edges, and just has to be accepted as I feel that too much restoration would detract. The quality and brilliance of the large colour illustrations is quite superb in this hard to find and quite rare Louis Wain edition. Bookseller Inventory # 0001003

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DAYS IN CATLAND: Burnaby, Arthur

Burnaby, Arthur

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. (1912)

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1912. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Wain, Louis (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1912. Almost very good condition. A Father Tuck's Panorama. Oblong format. 4 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 is a rhyme by Arthur Burnaby with b/w illustrations also by Wain. Spines of folds have been professionally reinforced. All figures are present (no. 11 has a tape repair). There are old tape marks to the pocket on the back board. A decent copy of a scarce book. [R]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1311382

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WAIN, Louis |

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

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

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Pa Cats, Ma Cats and their Kittens: Wain, Louis

Wain, Louis

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. [1902], London - Paris - New York (1902)

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. [1902], London - Paris - New York, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Louis Wain (illustrator). First edition. Fabulous large format original Louis Wain fairy book containing 11 full page colour illustrations, one of which is a double page [see photo] and black and white line illustrations on all of the other pages. Not a story book as such, more a selection of humorous poems and ditties to describe the illustrations. Paper covered illustrated boards [front and rear] over red cloth backstrip. 335x250 mm. 36pp. Corners / edges worn. Scuffing / scratching to boards, chipping to paper overlay at board edges, remnants of handwriting to top of upper board. The paper is lifting from the bottom quarter of the lower board. Professionally rebound, retaining the original backstrip and end papers and with the gutta percha reset. Poor quality early wood pulp paper which is now tanned and heavily chipped page edges. The quality and brilliance of the large colour illustrations is quite superb in this hard to find and quite rare Louis Wain edition. Bookseller Inventory # 0001004

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Wain, Louis, illustrator. Described by Nora Chesson

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris and New York (1904)

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris and New York, 1904. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Among the scarcest of Wain's works! Only four copies located on OCLC First Search (Harvard, Princeton, Toronto Public, British Library). Folio, 33.5 by 24.5 cm. Unpaginated, title, 35 pp. 12 color plates of feline doers, along with text illustrations on all other pages. Stories recatted include "The Forty Thieves", "Jack The Giant-Killer", "Robinson Crusoe", "Bluebeard", "Robin Hood", "Cinderella", "Red Riding Hood", "Aladdin", "Sinbad the Sailor", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Sleeping Beauty" and "Beauty and the Beast". The illustrations are incomparable -- as inspired as any by Wain. And not to be given short shrift are the clever verse adaptations by Chesson. The thick paper is heavily age toned and brittle, with a few chips. The text block, originally bound with gutta percha, is now solid thanks to a rebinding. The chromo board pastedowns heavily soiled. Some small holes in the cloth spine. Original endpapers, with rear FEP missing, and substituted is a plain sheet. Bookseller Inventory # 004829

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WAIN, Louis, illustrator | POPE, Jessie. |

Published by London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1912. (1912)

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Item Description: London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1912., 1912. One of the Most Colorful of all of Louis Wain's Books[WAIN, Louis, illustrator]. POPE, Jessie. The Cat Scouts. A Picture-Book for Little Folk, Cats by Louis Wain, Verses and Tales by Jessie Pope. London: Blackie & Son Limited, [1912]. First edition. Quarto (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches; 244 x 172 mm.). 48 pp. Nine full-page, full-color illustrations and thirty-nine smaller full-color illustrations in the text. Original blue cloth over green wove paper boards with a full-color illustration/title pasted-on to the front board. Pictorial end-papers a little browned, minimal foxing to first illustration, board edges a little worn, but still an excellent copy of one of the most colorful of all of Louis Wain's books.The Tales: Two Recruits; Tiresome Teazer; A Useful Scout; A Cracker; A Peck of Troubles; A Swimming Lesson; The Hunter; The Cat Scouts' Kitchen; Teazer Again; The Alarm; Tattydom and Teazer; A Cat Scout Song; The End Of Tiresome Teazer; A Rainy Day; Moving Day and Full Up.Jessie Pope (18 March 1868 – 14 December 1941) was an English poet, writer and journalist, who remains best known for her patriotic motivational poems published during World War I. Her other works include Paper Pellets (1907), an anthology of humorous verse. She also wrote verses for children's books, such as The Cat Scouts (Blackie, 1912). Bookseller Inventory # 03115

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WAIN, Louis, illustrator |

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

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Item Description: London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1910., 1910. A Very Scarce Louis Wain Painting BookWAIN, Louis. Three Little Kittens Painting Book. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., [n.d., ca. 1910]. Small quarto (9 1/16 x 7 inches: 230 x 177 mm.). 20 pp (including wrappers). Four full-page illustrations in full color with duplicate brown line drawings opposite, designed to be hand colored by the owner (the second drawing already expertly colored). Original color pictorial wrappers. A very fine example of a fragile rarity."You will be pleased to see your old friends the "Three Little Kittens," here you have a picture to paint of them crying over their lost mittens, and then happy at having found them, afterwards dancing round their Mummy with the Pie, and lastly you have them washing their mittens The young artist must prepare his tints upon a white plate or palette. He must compare his colours with those of the picture he is about to copy, and before he begins to paint (Instructions for Young Artists (inside front wrapper)Father Tuck's Little Artists' Series No. 4063.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 # 03254

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Burnaby, Arthur

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

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Item Description: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, London, 1910. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Wain,Louis (illustrator). 1st Edition. Pop-up panorama book by Louis Wain, humorous cats. Scarce and collectable item in any condition. Circa 1900-1915, probably first edition ( undated, limited publisher information.) Oblong quarto, four chromolithograph plates, and 8 out of 14 original figures. Damage, loss and restoration to manyl parts, wear and staining throughout, please request images and details before ordering this title. Bookseller Inventory # 000473

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Fun and Frolic: Wain, Louis and

Wain, Louis and Bingham, Clifton

Published by Nister (1902)

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Item Description: Nister, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 4To. First printing, cloth backed pictorial boards, 144 pages, spine extremities frayed, light wear, very good plus condition. Illustrated by Wai with 6 fabulous color plates. A great book, very scarce. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1506027

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THREE LITTLE KITTENS and ( CAT STRUWWELPETER: WAIN, Louis. Rare

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. 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 is a cats version of 5 Struwwelpeter stories: Fidgety Philip on the floor under the table cloth; 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; 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 # 18745

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Wain, Louis [illus.]; Woodhouse, S C

Published by George Routledge & Sons Ltd [1910], London (1910)

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Item Description: George Routledge & Sons Ltd [1910], London, 1910. First Edition. 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 24pp + plates. 20 colour plates. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover with some corner wear and soiling to upper board. Several pages with minor tears on lower edge with no impact on text or illustrations. Some finger marking otherwise contents bright Illustrated hardback board cover. Bookseller Inventory # e5523

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Two Cats at Large : A Book: Wain, Louis; Woodhouse,

Wain, Louis; Woodhouse, S. C.

Published by George Routledge & Sons, London (1910)

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Item Description: George Routledge & Sons, London, 1910. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Wain, Louis (illustrator). Presumed First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. An attractive copy of this Wain classic, undated but presumed first edition [1910]. Boards edgeworn and a little grubby, red cloth spine intact. Inner hinges starting and bfep torn near hinge and coming away from staples but otherwise binding secure. Neat small ink inscription ffep, scattered foxing and small marginal marks but overall internally clean and well preserved. 24 pp; 20 full page colour illus with accompanying 4-line verses. The colourful antics of "Two cats upon adventure bent". Bookseller Inventory # 006954

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