A remarkably beautiful copy of this rare Wain title.
Known as "The Edwardian Cat Artist That Went Mad," Wain was once "the most famous cat artist on earth" (Haining). His work in conceiving an entire Catland inspired the creators of Felix the Cat and even Mickey Mouse; Haining notes that Wain also "played a major part in making the cat the most popular of all domestic pets."
Read more: Haining, Cat Compendium: The Worlds of Louis Wain.
London: John F. Shaw, [circa 1915]. 9.5'' x 7''. Original quarter cloth, flexible card covers with pictorial paste-on and black-printed ornamental border. Illustrated by Wain with 4 mounted color plates on dark grey paper, 3 full-page black-and-white plates, 4 half-page black-and-white images and 10 smaller black-and-white illustrations in-text. Faint foxing to title page, trace edgewear to wrappers.
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