Merry Times with Louis Wain

Merry Times with Louis Wain. Dorothy. Louis Wain Black.
Merry Times with Louis Wain
Merry Times with Louis Wain
Merry Times with Louis Wain
An unrecorded second edition with variations to the original illustrations
Merry Times with Louis Wain

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1939]. Second edition. Unrecorded [Second] edition, and notably different than the first edition of 1916. Quarter red cloth over pictorial boards. Rear board illustrated in full color (kitten fishing while three others tow a river barge). Mild edgewear and some minor soiling to boards. Internally crisp and clean. Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in; 252 x 192 mm). [48] pages. Full-color frontispiece ("Please, I want an orange"), black & white and two-color text illustrations throughout, title page illustration (in yellow). Neat gift and ownership signature dated 1939 to front free endpaper. A wonderful copy.

Variations from the first edition of 1916 include color changes to text illustrations; different frontispiece, change to rear board; layout, substitutions to text illustrations, additional stories. An opportunity to acquire variants of Wain's work.

Cf. Wood 145.
(Item #3809)

Price: $750