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., . Valentine's Book Toys, B355.
First edition. Tall octavo (11 5/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 289 x 159 mm.).  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.