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Comic Animals ABC
1903. A Louis Wain ABCWAIN, Louis. Comic Animals ABC by Louis Wain. London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co., [1903]. First edition. Large quarto (11 3/8 x 8 15/16 inches; 288 x 227 mm.). [12] pp. Twenty-five superb full-color illustrations depicting each letter of the alphabet (Q and R are shown together in one illustration). Each letter of the alphabet printed in blue or pink. Publishers full-color pictorial card wrappers with two more wonderful Louis Wain drawings. Wrapper spine reinforced from the inside, a couple of marginal tears neatly repaired, lower corner of front wrapper with small piece (2 x 1 1/4 inches) torn away. Neat ink name and date "1903" on inside front wrapper.Another remarkable survival…Here we see Louis Wain's animal repertoire in its full glory including: Alligators, Bears, an Elephant, a Fox, a Giraffe, a Hippopotamus, Kangaroos, a Lion, Monkees, Owls, Penguins, Rhinos, a Seal, Tigers, a Unicorn, Wolves and Zebras.What animal begins with 'X' ? "X is an animal without a name; But when the crab pinches, I guess he'll exclaim!"Dale, 47.
      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
Last Found On: 2014-09-27           Check availability:      Biblio    

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