Rare Louis Wain Panorama
WAIN, Louis. Days in Catland with Louis Wain "Panorama". London: Raphael Tuck & Sons , 1912.
Father Tuck’s Panorama. Oblong quarto. Panorama consisting of four chromolithographic panels with fourteen numbered slots and fourteen numbered cut-out cat figures to fit into the slots. “The Pictures are made up by arranging the cut out Figures in different parts of the Scenery” (back cover). The scenes depict: Bedtime; Helping Mother in the Kitchen; Cat's Tea Party; The School Room. With verse by Arthur Burnaby and five line drawings by Louis Wain on the verso of two panels.

Original color pictorial front cover. Front cover with creases at both lower corners, and a repaired closed tear at the lower outer corner. Hinges reinforced. Some very minor soiling. Still an excellent example of a very rare Louis Wain panorama, with very bright illustrations and all parts present. Chemised in a quarter morocco slipcase.

One of only three Louis Wain panoramas, the others being Catland “Panorama” (ca. 1903) and Fun and Frolic “Panorama” (ca. 1906) (see “A List of Books Illustrated by Louis Wain,” compiled by Ellery Yale Wood).

HBS # 68217 $1,250