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School Girl’s Stories Annual
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School Girl’s Stories Annual

By Louis Wain

London, circa 1915. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/no dust jacket. Louis Wain. School Girl’s Stories Annual containing Louis Wain cats and Louis Wain articles is for sale. The Louis Wain articles are Louis Wain How I Draw My Cats, Louis Wain How Animals Study Their Appearance, and Studies of Cats From Louis Wain’s Sketch Book articles that are packed with Louis Wain cats illustrations. These articles are by Louis Wain and are in his own words. Additionally, School Girl’s Annual contains numerous Louis Wain cat illustrations. The School Girl’s Stories Annual measures 11.25 x 8.75 inches (approximate) with the front board bearing an illustration of a young girl with her horse. The original binding is in Very Good condition with light dust marks to the front board and back board, corner knocks, edge wear, light fading to the spine, slight knocks to the top and bottom of the spine. The School Girl’s Stories Annual has 127 numbered pages packed with children’s short stories that are wonderfully illustrated by Louis Wain and other children’s book artists, as well as illustrated articles by Louis Wain himself which is very scarce. The pages are in overall Very Good condition with light spotting throughout. LW008

$98.11

The Monkey That Would Not Kill
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The Monkey That Would Not Kill

By Louis Wain

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust jacket. Louis Wain. The Monkey That Would Not Kill Louis Wain book for sale. Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill has its original blue cloth bevelled binding with a Louis Wain illustration of the monkey and a cockatiel bird to the front board and gilt lettering for the title and author’s name. The boards are in Good condition being complete but with corner knocks; marks; wear to the edges and top and bottom of the spine; and fading to the spine. Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill has 115 numbered pages, all edges gilt, that contain two chapters as listed on the Contents Page which are The Monkey That Would Not Kill and Gum; and 16 wonderful Louis Wain illustrations which are complete as per the List of Illustrations to the front of the book. Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill frontispiece features the monkey sitting on a chair, which is followed by the Title Page again illustrated by the monkey. The frontispiece and the Title Page are separated by the tissue guard (browned). The pages are clean with browning to the plain white endpapers, a feint owner’s name to the top of the Half Title Page, and light occasional foxing throughout. LW006

$98.11

The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots
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The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots

By Louis Wain

Chicago: M.A. Donohue, 1904. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +/no dust jacket. Louis Wain. Puss in Boots vintage children’s book is for sale. This edition of The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots is illustrated by Louis Wain. There are numerous Louis Wain cat illustrations of Puss in Boots. Louis Wain The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots is a slim children’s illustrated book that has 12 glazed linen printed pages which include the front cover and the back cover, which are in Very Good condition with only slight marks to the covers. ANTC004

$850.27

Our Darlings
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Our Darlings

By Louis Wain

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. LW003

$85.03