Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill 1898
Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill first edition book 1898 is for sale. Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill was written by Henry Drummond. The Monkey That Would Not Kill was published by Hodder and Stoughton.
Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill has its original blue cloth bevelled binding with a Louis Wain illustration of the monkey and a cockatiel bird to the front board and gilt lettering for the title and author’s name. The boards are in Good + condition being complete but with corner knocks; marks; wear to the edges and top and bottom of the spine; and fading to the spine.
Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill has 115 numbered pages, all edges gilt, that contain two chapters as listed on the Contents Page which are The Monkey That Would Not Kill and Gum. The 16 wonderful Louis Wain illustrations which are complete as per the List of Illustrations to the front of the book are highly collectable.
Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill frontispiece features the monkey sitting on a chair, which is followed by the Title Page again illustrated by the monkey. The frontispiece and the Title Page are separated by the tissue guard (browned). The pages are in overall Very Good + condition being clean with browning to the plain white endpapers, a feint owner’s name to the top of the Half Title Page, and light occasional foxing throughout.
This is a very early and collectable Louis Wain book.