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With Louis Wain to Fairyland

Wain, Louis, illustrator. Described by Nora Chesson

Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris and New York, 1904
Condition: Good Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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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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Title: With Louis Wain to Fairyland

Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris and New York

Publication Date: 1904

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition.

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