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The Catland Express
London: Raphel Tuck and Sons, n.d. [c. 1910]. - All Aboard The Wain Train!WAIN, Louis. The Catland Express. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1910]. Father Tuck's "Wonderland" series no. 9252. Oblong quarto (8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in; 216 x 272 mm). [14] pp., including inside covers. Color illustrations to each page, including six full-color, the remainder in two-color (red and black). Pictorial color wrappers. An attractive copy of a rare Wain title, very scarce in untouched and mildly worn condition, as here. One of the most attractive Louis Wain color plate books that we have seenAt 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).Not in Dale. [Attributes: First Edition]
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