Louis Wain Illustrates. "Somebody's Pussies". London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, 1925. First Edition. Hard bound eleven thick card boards, each with colour cat painting by Louis Wain. 20 x 25 cms. V. Good tight copy, boards with a little edge chipping. Not dated but 1925 from Wain's Bibliography. [Louis Wain, 1860 - 1939, was an English artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphised large-eyed cats and kittens. In his later years he may have suffered from schizophrenia, although this claim is widely disputed among many specialists if this is true or not, which, according to some psychiatrists, can be seen in his works]. Scarce Title. Book Catalogue Inventory: #005257. £95.00. SOLD.
136 pages all original in HB decorated covers with inset past down of two Wain cats. Six pages Tuck ads bound in to rear. This is definately a reading copy. Most of the illustrations have been coloured in by enthusiastic past owners! However it is complete with all edges gilt, and a chance to own one at a reasonable price. Not dated but 1914. Book Catalogue Inventory # 005237. £24.00. SOLD.
1923. The Wonderland Annual for Boys and Girls.
The cover very reminiscent of Louis Wain (see above center). The only artist accredition we can find is "L. Church".
Published in London by Playtime E.C.4. First Edition. 208 pages. This copy a little loose in the binding. A Good copy. 208 pages with Index. Hinges a little weak. Covers bright and clean. Book Catalogue Inventory: # 005000. £16.00. SOLD.