With Louis Wain in Pussyland (1929)
Book ID: 59751
With Louis Wain in Pussyland. Father Tuck’s Hurrah Series. London: Raphael Tucker, . Folio. Pictorial paper boards, light fraying to cover, age toning to contents but generally a very good copy of this fragile publication. With four full coloured plates (with captions) and several black & white drawings embellishing the text. A poem by Norman Gale wonderfully illustrated by the famous Edwardian cat artist Louis Wain. Louis Wain (1860-1939) became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. “He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves” (H.G. Wells).