WAIN, Louis. Days in Catland with Louis Wain. Father Tuck's Panorama No. 8595. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd, n.d. [ca.1912].
First edition. Oblong quarto (10 9/16 x 11 15/16 inches; 268 x 305 mm.). Four full-color lithographed panels forming a panorama with fourteen color lithographed slot-in figures (depicting twenty-seven cats).
Front wrapper with full-color lithographed image of "Five cats in a Theater Box". Lower wrapper with flapped pouch to store figures (flap strengthened). Some minor edge repairs.
The four panels form a panorama, each panel depicts the interior of a different room in the cats' house with humanized cats and furniture. The panels have fourteen numbered slots into which the reader inserts the corresponding figure(s) to complete the scene. There are fourteen wonderful color cat cut-outs (actually twenty-seven cats) by Louis Wain showing this family of cats at "At Bath-time and Bed-time"; "Helping Mother in the Kitchen"; "The Cat's Tea Party"; and "In the School Room".
An excellent copy that appears to have been hardly ever played with.
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