Merry Times: WAIN, Louis, illustrator; BLACK, Dorothy; FLOYD, Grace C.; GALE, Norman Merry Times: WAIN, Louis, illustrator; BLACK, Dorothy; FLOYD, Grace C.; GALE, Norman Merry Times: WAIN, Louis, illustrator; BLACK, Dorothy; FLOYD, Grace C.; GALE, Norman Merry Times: WAIN, Louis, illustrator; BLACK, Dorothy; FLOYD, Grace C.; GALE, Norman

Merry Times

WAIN, Louis, illustrator; BLACK, Dorothy; FLOYD, Grace C.; GALE, Norman

Published by London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1925, 1925
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Scarce, Unrecorded Second EditionWith Significant Variations from the First EditionWAIN, Louis. BLACK, Dorothy. FLOYD, Grace C. GALE, Norman. Merry Times with Louis Wain. Father Tuck's "Golden Gift" Series. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1939]. Unrecorded [Second] edition, and notably different than the first edition of 1916. Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in; 252 x 192 mm). [48] pp. Full-color frontispiece ("Please, I want an orange"), black & white and two-color text illustrations throughout, title page illustration (in yellow). Quarter red cloth over pictorial boards. Rear board illustrated in full color (kitten fishing while three others tow a river barge). Neat gift and ownership signature dated 1939 to front free endpaper. Mild edgewear and some minor soiling to boards. Internally crisp and clean. A wonderful copyNo copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years. No copies recorded by OCLC/KVK.Variations from the first edition of 1916 include color changes to text illustrations; different frontispiece, change to rear board; layout, substitutions to text illustrations, additional stories.Cf. Wood 145. Bookseller Inventory # 01788

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Title: Merry Times

Publisher: London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1925

Publication Date: 1925

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