Children’s book illustrations (cats & dogs)

When in London I like to go and gaze in the windows of the antiquarian book shops as they have such pretty volumes.  Don’t worry I never want to repurpose these preserved treasures, I love the fact they haven’t fallen apart and will be treasured in a collector’s library.

Last month I was wandering along and was drawn to flick through the boxes of prints that often stand outside the shops off Charing Cross Road.  Outside one was a box of original painting/illustrations for children’s books.  I have no idea which book these were for but I loved the vibrant colours of the laundry day scene. Being a cat lady I couldn’t resist the images where the dogs were in uniform and the cats got to ride in a carriage and visit a castle too.

So here we have 3 unknown children’s book illustrations that I hope I’ll have the wall space to frame and hang one day.

Children's book illustration cats & dogs do the laundry Children's book illustration Cats in a carriage Children's book illustration cats visit the castle


J. O. M. Ashley 1919 diary entry 14th February


With one or two other officers and lady officers of the WRAF and WAAC drive over in a ? to a RAF dance at a large aerodrome about half a dozen miles away.

Very nice room and band: but glad to get away about 2.30am considering I have to catch the 9.17am for town.