Tatters the Puppy
London: Valentine & Sons Ltd., 1919.
London: Valentine & Sons Ltd., 1919. First edition. Publishers stiff card color pictorial wrappers, die-cut in the form of a black and white, big-eyed puppy with a blue bow round its neck. The back cover shows the back of the puppy. Slight wear to board extremities, otherwise Near Fine. Tall octavo (11 5/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 289 x 159 mm.).  pages. Seven full-page drawings in black, red and white. A remarkable survival.
Louis Wain, 'The man who drew cats' also drew dogs - at one point in his life he had hoped to make a living by drawing dog portraits. Here is a nice example of a Louis Wain puppy -Tatters. Here we can see the adventures of Tatters from hiding in a hamper, biting slippers, pulling the tablecloth down, barking at a cat in a tree, playing with another puppy, rescuing a bunny from a trap, and rescuing a 'dolly' from a pond."
Dale, 198. (Item #3806)