Catherine Janvier ‘LONDON MEWS’ Signed by author, 1904



Catherine Janvier¬† ‘LONDON MEWS’ Signed by author

Oblong 4to. 1st edition. Bound in original pictorial paper covered boards with cloth spine. Not paginated, [36 pages] Illustrated with 16 full page colour illustrations including the title page. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ‘To Cecil Smith Esq. from the author Catherine A.Janvier. New York 10th February 1905’. The boards are worn and rubbed and dusty and a little marked. On the blank end 22.5 x 30cm [8.75 x12 inches]papers, besides the beautiful inscription by the author is another inscription ‘ To Maggie with lots of love from Denis and Dickie Christmas, 1944. It is really for all of you but we felt as soon as we saw it that it was particularity your book’. Inside the text has the odd fox mark and dirty finger mark but generally very clean and binding solid. A Charming series of poems and drawings relating to cats, similar in style to Louis Wain, and the names of London’s back street “mews” with appropriate cat “mewsings”, Very “amewsing”.¬† Written by the wife of American author Thomas Janvier, Catherine was art trained and later became a writer. See Wikipedia. A unique copy of a very scarce.

Size 22.5 x 30cm [9 x 12 inches]

Item details

Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Date: 1904
Place: New York
Book ID: 60003632

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