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Louis Wain's Baby's Picture Book
London: James Clarke and Co.,, 1903. - The Scandal At Miss Tabby's School, Etc.WAIN, Louis. Louis Wain's Baby's Picture Book. London: James Clarke and Co., 1903. First edition. Octavo (9 3/8 x 7 1/2 in; 239 x 192 mm). [58] pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. Quarter cloth over full-color glazed pictorial boards. Gift inscription dated 1907. Loss and rubbing to spine, some edgewear, a crude tape repair to one leaf, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce Wain title.At the end of the last century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled [a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Dale 123. [Attributes: First Edition]
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