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Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914

Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914

SKU: LW003
£45.00Price

Illustrator: Louis Wain, Ernest Aris, and other artists

 

Author: Various

 

Title: Our Darlings

 

Year of Publication: not dated but is believed to be from circa 1914

 

Edition: first edition

 

Publisher: John F Shaw & Co Ltd, 3 Pilgrim St, London

 


Brief Details Of This Book:

 

The Our Darlings book has the original publisher’s green bevelled binding with a red title and red flower decorations to the front board and spine.  There is a circular colour plate to the front board of a young girl at the seaside holding a shell to her ear, which has a larger version of the plate opposite page 184.

 

The Our Darlings children’s illustrated book has 288 numbered pages, all edges tinted in green, that are packed with numerous children’s short stories that are decorated with either full page colour plates mounted on green card or black and white illustrations.

 

The colour frontispiece featuring a teddy bear looking at a spider with the caption “Will It Bite Me?” is tipped-in and mounted on green card, as with all the tipped-in illustrations in this book,  

 

There are two full page colour tipped-in Louis Wain cats  plates opposite pages 120 and 168 that feature Louis Wain cats in various poses .

 

 

Condition of the Binding:

 

The Our Darlings binding is in Very Good + condition with the front board and spine being very clean and attractive with only slight fading to the front board in the top right corner, and the plain back board having some mottling marks, and only very slight corner knocking and edge wear. The Our Darlings binding is exceptionally clean and attractive.

 

 

Condition of the Pages:

 

The front pastedown bears an inscription in pencil in a neat hand and dated Xmas 1914. Opposite the frontispiece is the illustrated Title Page which is separated by a tissue guard, with the tissue guard being discoloured and wear to the bottom edge. The pages are in overall Very Good + condition with marks to some pages, but overall very clean.

 

 

Enlarged Images:

 

Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Front Board and Spine
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Front Board
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Spine
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Back Board
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Front Endpapers
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Frontispiece
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Title Page

Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Inside Image 3

Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Inside Image 4
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Inside Image 5
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Inside Image 6
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Inside Image 7
Our Darlings Illustrated by Louis Wain & Others circa 1914 Rear Endpapers