WAIN, LOUIS. 1860-1939. A group of 5 books with cat characters, comprising: 1. WAIN, LOUIS. 1860-1939. Cats. London: Sands & Company, [1901]. 4to. Half-title ("Cats! Cats!! Cats!!!"), color pictorial frontispiece, illustrations by Wain throughout. Publisher's blue pictorial cloth.

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WAIN, LOUIS. 1860-1939.
A group of 5 books with cat characters, comprising:
1. WAIN, LOUIS. 1860-1939. Cats. London: Sands & Company, [1901]. 4to. Half-title ("Cats! Cats!! Cats!!!"), color pictorial frontispiece, illustrations by Wain throughout. Publisher's blue pictorial cloth.

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The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II. Sold without reserve to benefit charitable institutions.
WAIN, LOUIS. 1860-1939.
A group of 5 books with cat characters, comprising:
1. WAIN, LOUIS. 1860-1939. Cats. London: Sands & Company, [1901]. 4to. Half-title ("Cats! Cats!! Cats!!!"), color pictorial frontispiece, illustrations by Wain throughout. Publisher's blue pictorial cloth. Corners bumped, spine slightly faded, foxing. Verses by "Grimalkin."
2. ---. In Animal Land. London: S.W. Partridge & Company, [1904]. 4to. Pictorial title page, illustrations throughout, including color frontispiece and 3 color illustrations tipped-in. Publisher's pictorial boards, with advertisement on bottom cover. Repairs to backstrip, slight chipping to spine and covers at edges, pages browned.
3. ---. Full of Fun. London: Ernest Nister, [1908]. 4to. Tipped-in color frontispiece, pictorial title page, illustrations throughout. Publisher's quarter blue cloth and pictorial boards. Rubbed, some soiling to covers, binding a bit loose. Verses by Clifton Bingham.
4. [WAIN, LOUIS]. Very Funny. London: Ernest Nister, n.d. [but c.1890]. 8vo. Illustrations in black-and-white and color throughout. Publisher's quarter blue cloth and pictorial boards. Corners heavily rubbed, chipping and gift inscription to free front endpaper, light browning. Verses by Frederic E. Weatherly, Maud Andrews, and "R.K.M." The illustrator is unnamed, and none of the illustrations signed, but they are commonly attributed to Wain.
5. BENNETT, CHARLES H. 1828-1867. The Nine Lives of a Cat. A Tale of Wonder. London: Griffith and Farran, 1860.
8vo (183 x 135). Hand-colored illustrations including frontispiece, pictorial title, and 21 roundels in text. Publisher's pictorial gilt and blindstamped red cloth. Covers worn at extremities, somewhat soiled, top joint starting at bottom corner. First edition.
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