Fun and Frolic
Springfield [Massachusetts]: McLoughlin Bros., Inc, [ca. 1920].
Springfield [Massachusetts]: McLoughlin Bros., Inc, [ca. 1920]. First American edition. Original quarter brown cloth over color pictorial glazed boards (plain tan rear board). Corners and board edges a little worn, inner hinges cracked. Quarto (10 x 8 inches; 256 x 205 mm.). 252 unnumbered pages (256 including covers and inside covers). Title -page illustrated by Louis Wain and eight other illustrations by Louis Wain including one double-page full color, two other color illustrations and five others either tinted or black & white. Numerous other color, tinted and black and white illustrations by various other artists. The other stories in the book include many old favorites (some listed below). An acceptable copy of a book that we have never seen before.
While not solely illustrated by Wain, the present includes a significant amount of his work. illustrations by Louis Wain include:
1. Cat playing the flute (title-page, black & white)
2. The Dandy Colored Cat (3/4 page , colored)
3. The Dandy Colored Cat (full-page, colored)
4. Daid Puss to Tommy one fine day (full-page, tinted)
5. Tom took a jug of milk… ((full-page, tinted)
7/8. There was an old Pussy who lived in a shoe (double-page, colored)
9. The Rivals (1/2 page, black & white) (Item #3820)