Lot 282: Wain (Louis, 1860-1939, attributed to). 'Where the good cats go to', circa 1900, well-executed pen and ink drawing with numerous cats, playing, hunting and fighting in a large yard, several ink-lettered signs within the picture, titled to lower margin, drawn on an old album leaf, 135 x 165mm (5.25 x 6.5ins), now detached but still loosely contained within the original album, now with largely blank and detached leaves, pen and ink and watercolour drawing by the album's owner Winifred M.M. Dowding to first leaf verso and a handwritten notice from her pasted to front free endpaper, 'Notice: The owner of this book invites contributions in the shape of works of art only. With the profoundest respect she declines the admission of written verses, texts, and others of the like. To the clever artists to whom she cannot acknowledge them personally she extends her warmest thanks for their extreme kindness. This book must be returned to Miss W.M.M. Dowding, 117 Cambridge Road, Seven Kings, Essex', original padded morocco, a few splits, oblong 8vo, together with a group of 3 partly broken scrap albums, the first circa 1850 with poetry and quotations, several pen and ink drawings including two drawings of houses and natives in Ceylon, the second an Edwardian album with good quality amateur watercolours, pen and ink drawings by various hands, the third album with illustrations by P. Buchan Hepburn, including pen and ink drawings, a pencil drawing and designs for bookplates, all with contents slightly loose and bindings partly broken, small 4to/oblong small folio. (4)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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