London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd, . First edition. Publisher's quarter red cloth over full color pictorial boards. Quarto (10 1/8 x 8 1/4 in; 258 x 212 mm). Twenty-four verso-only leaves with twenty large full color illustrations by Louis Wain. Small closed tears to bottom edge of leaves 19 and 22, small tears to half title at staples, boards a little soiled, and scuffed at edges. Otherwise a very good copy of this extremely scarce Wain title.
One of the more colorful Wain titles. "In 1910, Routledge published Two Cats at Large, a 'book of surprises, by Louis Wain, with verses by S.C. Woodhouse.' Two kittens, Albert and Tom, meet various strange-looking monsters on their travels, including the Gollifrog, the Grabberchox and the Salleyinouralleygator. There are some very strange-looking cats in this book as well" (Dale).
Dale 204. (Item #3813)