First edition. Publisher's blue cloth with illustration in black, red and brown to the upper board. Three colour pictorial title page and 21 full page black and white drawings by Louis Wain each opposite a verse. A genuinely very good example of this notoriously fragile production. The binding is square and firm with light rubbing and bumping at the extremities, the contents are firmly bound with a short closed tear to the edge of the front endpaper. Other than the occasional finger mark to the margins the pages remain clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Light glue stains to the corners of the gutter of the slightly offset front endpaper. An excellent example of this large format Louis Wain picture book.
Verses include: Shopping; The Naughty Fishes; Tabby and Tommy at Work; Tommy and Tabby at Play; Peter at the Seaside; Peter Bathing; Peter's Pussie's Party; Peter at the Barber's; The Disobedient Kitten; Just out of my Bath; Indigestion; Waiting for a Bite; A Bite at Last; The Musician; Who Threw that Boot?; A Kitten Brave and Bold; A Wonderful Story; The Club Match; Well Stopped, Sir!; The Lodging-House Cat; A Christmas Toast.
Stock code: 14233