London: Blackie and Son Limited, n.d. . First edition. Publisher's full color staple-bound pictorial wrappers. Oxidation at staples, light wear at edges and spine head, third gathering loose at two staples (of three). Folio (13 1/8 x 10 1/8 in; 334 x 258 mm). Twelve pages with one to two captioned scenes in color, inner covers illustrated in black and white. An excellent copy of a book that would normally have been destroyed by child.
A particularly difficult Wain title to find in any condition, with the present being utterly exceptional. “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…although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well- known!” (Houfe).
Dale 34. (Item #3804)