Stella and Rose's Books Logo

Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & collectable books

132 stock records found. Did you know that you can now search our sold stock? Look for the 'sold stock' filter at the bottom of the filter options.

LOUIS WAIN'S ANNUAL
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 2138094
Published by Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1901. Good condition.

Edited by Stanhope Sprigg. The first Louis Wain annual. Pictorial paperwraps depict black cat with white paws positioned between two floral displays watching a trio of mice and skipping rope. Many b/w illustrations of anthropomorphic cats in Wain's comical style. 2nd edition of the 1st annual. Original spine is MISSING; has been rebacked with original front and rear covers laid onto new spine. Many tape mark repairs to edges of both covers; foxed and creased with some chipping and pieces of loss. However, contents are generally still very good, especially for this age; some foxing/browning.

Buy now for £210.00 Add to Wish List

PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1921
No author listed. Illustrated by A.E. Jackson; W. Heath Robinson; Louis Wain; et al..
Stock no. 1322371
Published by The Amalgamated Press. 1921. Good condition.

Green cloth spine. Yellow pictorial front board. Colour & b/w illustrations including Louis Wain vignettes. 13th year. Covers edge worn. Covers slightly grubby. Spine worn at top and tail and frayed at lower rear edge. Joints are cracked. Old tape to pastedowns. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Some light fingermarks to page edges but generally contents clean.

Buy now for £18.00 Add to Wish List

THE JABBERWOCK CHRISTMAS VOLUME 1905
Written by Brenda Girvin; Sheila E. Braine; Evelyn Everett-Green; Lilian Gask; Gordon Stables; et al. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Paul Hardy; M.V. Wheelhouse; E. Stuart Hardy; et al..
Stock no. 1321770
Published by Chapman & Hall. 1905. Almost very good condition.

Red pictorial cloth with gilt title labels. B/w illustrations throughout. 528 pages plus index to Vol 1. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers a bit grubby and marked. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to textblock, some light fingermarks to page margins and some corner tips creased.

Buy now for £80.00 Add to Wish List

THE DANDY LION
Written by Clifton Bingham. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 2134718
Published by Ernest Nister. 1st 1900. Almost very good condition.

Nister No. 584. Brown cloth spine. Pictorial paper covered boards shows Fully clothed Dandy Lion in top hat with a billboard in the background. Colour frontis of 'The Stork and the Owl'. B/w illustrations throughout. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Damp mark down edge of rear cover. Some scuffing. Award plate to front pastedown. Page browning; some other marks to pages.

Buy now for £180.00 Add to Wish List

ANIMAL PLAYTIME
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Harry B. Neilson; J.A. Shepherd; et al..
Stock no. 1320518
Published by James Clarke & Co.. 1st 1908. Very good condition.

Pictorial boards. Front cover shows Fox with cockrel. B/w illustrations throughout. Some cats by Wain. Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn. Front cover illustration is still bright. Some slight chipping of paper covering to spine. Small binding error of crease in paper to rear cover. Inscription in ink to verso of title-page (dated 1909) and one name crossed out and replaced with another. Some slight foxing and fingering to contents. Light tobacco smell to contents.

Buy now for £180.00 Add to Wish List

PLAYBOX ANNUAL 1914
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; et al..
Stock no. 1319579
Published by The Amalgamated Press. 1914. Good condition.

Green cloth spine. Colour pictorial front board. 4 colour plates. Two-tone and b/w illustrations, including some by Wain. Covers edge worn. Spine worn with split at base. Rear cover is slightly grubby. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Front joint cracked and frontis missing. Ragged edges and margin tears to plates. Some grubby fingermarks to page margins.

Buy now for £38.00 Add to Wish List

LOUIS WAIN'S PICTURE BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Harry Rountree; H.G.C. Marsh Lambert; Harry B. Neilson; et al..
Stock no. 1319478
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press. Slightly better than good condition.

Brown cloth spine with dark brown title and illustration, pictorial front board. Colour plates plus b/w text illustrations (mostly Wain but others also). Spine is grubby. Covers are edge worn and also grubby, a couple of small scratch marks to front cover. New endpapers. Some light foxing. Some colouring to some of the b/w illustrations and some erasing as well. There is a musty (tobbaco?) smell to the contents.

Buy now for £620.00 Add to Wish List

PLAYTIME STORIES
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Harry B. Neilson; Levine Helmer; et al..
Stock no. 1319054
Published by John F. Shaw & Co Ltd.. Very good condition.

Pictorial boards. Front cover shows girl walking a large dog in the snow. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. First item is "Cheerful Conversation". 1 b/w Louis Wain illustration entitled "A bogus Father Christmas". Spine slightly bumped and grubby. Corners worn. Rear cover is slightly grubby. Endpapers have been professionally replaced. Contents are browned and foxed.

Buy now for £24.00 Add to Wish List

FULL OF FUN
Written by Clifton Bingham. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 2132546
Published by Scott & Sleeman. Good condition.

Pictorial boards, blue cloth spine. Front board shows cat at a writing desk with 3 kittens behind. Colour mounted frontis plate, two dogs playing at the sea-side. B/w illustrations throughout, many of cats! 87 pages. 10 x 8". Spine has faded to brown, with some other marks; appears to have been repaired to top and tail at some point. Heavy scuffing and surface paper damage to covers. Corners are bumped and very worn. Joint/hinge between title page and frontis is cracked, showing stitching and webbing. Foxing and browning to pages throughout.

Buy now for £90.00 Add to Wish List

THE GRAPHIC STORY READER BOOK 1
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Cecil Aldin; et al..
Stock no. 1317963
Published by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.. Very good condition.

Brown pictorial cloth. 144 pages. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 2 full page colour illustrations by Louis Wain. Numerous illustrations by Cecil Aldin and others. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Grubby fingermarks to contents and endpapers lightly browned.

Buy now for £40.00 Add to Wish List

PRETTY PICTURES FOR LITTLE FOLKS
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; et al..
Stock no. 2130449
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Limited. Circa 1898. Good condition.

Red cloth spine, pictorial front cover. B/w photos. Scarce item. Spine is bumped and browned. Some marks to covers. Front joint is cracked; showing webbing; binding is starting to weaken. Staples have rusted; showing through to pages.

Buy now for £38.00 Add to Wish List

A RIDE TO PICTURELAND
Written by Dorothea Moore; Ethel Talbot; John Lea; Queenie Scott-Hopper; et al. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Joyce Lankester Brisley; Audrey J. Watson; Harry B. Neilson; A.L. Bowley; et al..
Stock no. 2129171
Published by S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd.. Good condition.

Large format. Cloth spine. Front cover shows a young woman driving with a dog in the passenger seat. First story is 'Great-Great-Grandmother's Christmas' by Moore. Colour plates and line drawings. Spine is faded, browned and has split to base; some chipping. Scuffing marks to covers. Bumping and wear to corners. Title page is MISSING! A few hinges are pulled. Browning to outer page edges and some page margins, which also have a few small tears. A reading copy.

Buy now for £24.00 Add to Wish List