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Cats ❰BOOKS❯ ⚣ Cats Author Louis Wain – Thomashillier.co.uk Superb black and white drawings by Louis Wain accompanied by verses by Grimalkin , which is the pen name used by Louis Wain for this volume of verseNB There is no published date in this volume and alt Superb black and white drawings by Louis Wain accompanied by verses by Grimalkin , which is the pen name used by Louis Wain for this volume of verseNB There is no published date in this volume and although bibliographies always show, it isas the contemporary inscription in this volume reads With Cousin Bessie s love for Dick, XmasTo support the view that it was published probably for the Christmas market, the final verse in the book is entitle A Christmas Toast.


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  1. Gerry Gerry says:

    Which cat lover cannot adore Louis Wain s drawings of cats And this volume has 21 superb black and white line drawings of his larger than life at least the eyes are felines The verse accompanying the drawings by Grimalkin , which is the pen name that Louis Wain used to write this volume, is sometimes a little weak and laboured but that can be overlooked because of the excellent drawings alongside each offering.The first cat in the book goes shopping and he she asks If you please, Mr Butch Which cat lover cannot adore Louis Wain s drawings of cats And this volume has 21 superb black and white line drawings of his larger than life at least the eyes are felines The verse accompanying the drawings by Grimalkin , which is the pen name that Louis Wain used to write this volume, is sometimes a little weak and laboured but that can be overlooked because of the excellent drawings alongside each offering.The first cat in the book goes shopping and he she asks If you please, Mr Butcher, my Mamma has sent To know if you ve anything nice What price are you charging for sparrows today And how much an ounce are your mice The cat ends up purchasing a nice little mouse and a couple of sparrows while his her farewell is You ll send them up soon Oh my change Thanks, good day Yes, isn t it beautiful weather Another cat goes fishing But the fishes won t bite though I m sure one would think, they d be glad to get out of the wet and Tabby and Tommy are pictured at school but each puss was a bit of a dunce and they were lazy so the verse tells us they got a whipping with the cane shame but I do remember such treatment quite well myself, not for being a dunce just for being mischievous There is a moral to the verse as I hope that every child will learn from what I ve said and Grimalkin promises to relate a story in another sort of rhyme, How Tom and Tab were both good cats, and had a jolly time And this they were and did have a jolly time in Tommy and Tabby at Play when, onceat school, They ve promised they ll obedient be and they enjoyed themselves skipping and playing with toys so that in the end it was better than being naughty boys, Who only get a whipping.Another cat, Peter, went to the seaside where he bathed, had a Pussies Party , where there was queens in silk and satin and a king with a golden crown while Peter is pictured going as a clown, and he also went to the barber s shop where, because he is rather thin on top, the barber tries to sell him a bottle of Sproutoline , Ten Shillings, that s all is the price bit expensive for the time methinks There is a disobedient kitten, Nick, who was warned on a winter s day to be careful when going out to play Nick ignores his Mamma s advice and he rushed on the ice with a skip and a jump, When crash it gave way, and Nick he went with a bump Ropes and life belts got him out but And though he was saved from the water, I m told, That naughty young kitten caught such a bad cold There are plentyfrolicsome kittens, one, obviously a goodreads reader, reading A Wonderful Story The name of it is Puss in Boots he s such a clever cat, I m sure I never thought a puss could be so wise as that After telling of some of his exploits the ending is In fact, he s such a wonder, I can t believe it s true I never saw a pussy cat in boots before did you One chubby cat plays cricket but I ve grown so very fat of late, the Captain s been complaining He says that I must leave the Club, unless I go in training He obviously get in training did for the very next verse shows a slimline cat stopping a ball but not without problems, Smack bang Oh, my I m black and blue Here hi, you fellows, stop it Finally there is A Christmas Toast in which the champagne drinking pussy cat says, And so I drink your health, and hope all little girls and boys Will have a jolly holiday, and heaps of pretty toys And so say all of us Cats is a fabulous piece of artwork by Wain the title page in three colours is exquisite and my acquisition of it can at least put to rest the question of the publishing date of the volume, which was published undated In all the Louis Wain bibliographies Cats has always been estimated as nd no date 1901 , but as this volume is inscribed With cousin Bessie s love for Dick, Xmas 1900 it obviously came out before Christmas and was published at the back end of 1900 And that final verse supports that view how to get that information into the public domain is now the only problem


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