Tatters the Puppy. Louis WAIN.
Tatters the Puppy
Tatters the Puppy
Tatters the Puppy
Tatters the Puppy
Tatters the Puppy
Tatters the Puppy
Tatters the Puppy
Tatters the Puppy

Tatters the Puppy

Dundee: London: Montreal: Valentine & Sons Ltd.,, 1919. Item #03032

A Remarkable Survival

WAIN, Louis. [SHAPE BOOK]. Tatters the Puppy. Designed by Louis Wain. Dundee: London: Montreal: Valentine & Sons Ltd., [1919]. Valentine's Book Toys, B355.

First edition. Tall octavo (11 5/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 289 x 159 mm.). [16] pp. Seven full-page drawings in black, red and white.

Publishers stiff card color pictorial wrappers, die-cut in the form of a black and white, big-eyed puppy with a blue bow round its neck. The back cover shows the back of the puppy. Slight wear to board extremities, otherwise near fine.
A remarkable survival.

Louis Wain, 'The man who drew cats' also drew dogs - at one point in his life he had hoped to make a living by drawing dog portraits. Here is a nice example of a Louis Wain puppy - "Tatters". Here we can see the adventures of Tatters from hiding in a hamper, biting slippers, pulling the tablecloth down, barking at a cat in a tree, playing with another puppy, rescuing a bunny from a trap, and rescuing a 'dolly' from a pond.

Dale, 198.

Price: $850.00

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