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THE SCHOOL GIRL'S ANNUAL
Written by Flora Klickmann. Illustrated by Maude Angell; Louis Wain; Persis Kirmse; G.L. Stampa; Gordon Browne; et al..
Stock no. 1323930
Circa 1922. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth spine, pictorial front cover shows girl and horse's head. Title on front cover reads School Girl's Stories. Colour frontis plus b/w illustrations. 128 pages. Includes two articles and b/w illustrations by Louis Wain. Spine and corners bumped, covers edge worn. Damp stain to base of spine and affecting lower inner corners of covers. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Tiny booksellers sticker to rear free-endpaper. Some light browning and foxing to endpapers and textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn and grubby with damp staining to lower edges and some other marks, loss at edges.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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