London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co., 1903. Item #03030
A Louis Wain ABC
WAIN, Louis. Comic Animals ABC by Louis Wain. London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co., .
First edition. Large quarto (11 3/8 x 8 15/16 inches; 288 x 227 mm.).  pp. Twenty-five superb full-color illustrations depicting each letter of the alphabet (Q and R are shown together in one illustration). Each letter of the alphabet printed in blue or pink.
Publishers full-color pictorial card wrappers with two more wonderful Louis Wain drawings. Wrapper spine reinforced from the inside, a couple of marginal tears neatly repaired, lower corner of front wrapper with small piece (2 x 1 1/4 inches) torn away. Neat ink name and date "1903" on inside front wrapper.
Another remarkable survival…
Here we see Louis Wain's animal repertoire in its full glory including: Alligators, Bears, an Elephant, a Fox, a Giraffe, a Hippopotamus, Kangaroos, a Lion, Monkees, Owls, Penguins, Rhinos, a Seal, Tigers, a Unicorn, Wolves and Zebras.
What animal begins with 'X' ? "X is an animal without a name; But when the crab pinches, I guess he'll exclaim!"