Merry Times. Louis WAIN, illustrator, Dorothy BLACK, Grace C. FLOYD, Norman GALE.
Merry Times
Merry Times
Merry Times
Merry Times
Merry Times
Merry Times
Merry Times
Merry Times

Merry Times

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1925. Item #01788

Scarce, Unrecorded Second Edition
With Significant Variations from the First Edition

WAIN, Louis. BLACK, Dorothy. FLOYD, Grace C.. GALE, Norman. Merry Times with Louis Wain. Father Tuck's "Golden Gift" Series. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1939].

Unrecorded [Second] edition, and notably different than the first edition of 1916. Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in; 252 x 192 mm). [48] pp. Full-color frontispiece ("Please, I want an orange"), black & white and two-color text illustrations throughout, title page illustration (in yellow).

Quarter red cloth over pictorial boards. Rear board illustrated in full color (kitten fishing while three others tow a river barge). Neat gift and ownership signature dated 1939 to front free endpaper. Mild edgewear and some minor soiling to boards. Internally crisp and clean. A wonderful copy

No copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years. No copies recorded by OCLC/KVK.

Variations from the first edition of 1916 include color changes to text illustrations; different frontispiece, change to rear board; layout, substitutions to text illustrations, additional stories.

Cf. Wood 145.

Price: $750.00