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Our Darlings by Louis Wain - First edition - circa 1914 - from The First Edition and

Our Darlings

by Louis Wain

Condition: Very Good +/no dust jacket

London: John F Shaw & Co Ltd�, circa 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/no dust jacket. Louis Wain. There are two full page colour tipped-in Louis Wain cats plates opposite pages 120 and 168 that feature Louis Wain cats. The Our Darlings book has the original publisher’s green bevelled binding with a red title and red flower decorations to the front board and spine. There is a circular colour plate to the front board of a young girl at the seaside holding a shell to her ear, which has a larger version of the plate opposite page 184. The Our Darlings binding is in Very Good condition with the front board and spine being very clean and attractive with only slight fading to the front board in the top right corner, but with the plain back board having some mottling marks, and only very slight corner knocking and edge wear. The Our Darlings binding is exceptionally clean and attractive. The Our Darlings children’s illustrated book has 288 numbered pages, all edges tinted in green, that are packed with numerous children’s short stories that are decorated with either full page colour plates mounted on green card or black and white illustrations.


  • Bookseller: The First Edition GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 292
  • Title: Our Darlings
  • Author: Louis Wain
  • Illustrator: Louis Wain
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good +
  • Jacket condition: no dust jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John F Shaw & Co Ltd�
  • Place: London
  • Date published: circa 1914
  • Keywords: Louis Wain cats, Our Darlings
  • Bookseller catalogs: Louis Wain Books & Collectables;
  • Subjects: JUVENILE FICTION / Classics;


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