Item #32546 The Little Book of Animals, or, Select and Amusing Anecdotes of Various Animals.
The Little Book of Animals, or, Select and Amusing Anecdotes of Various Animals.
The Little Book of Animals, or, Select and Amusing Anecdotes of Various Animals.
The Little Book of Animals, or, Select and Amusing Anecdotes of Various Animals.
The Little Book of Animals, or, Select and Amusing Anecdotes of Various Animals.
(Children's Book)

The Little Book of Animals, or, Select and Amusing Anecdotes of Various Animals.

London: Darton and Clark, c. 1840. 32mo. 144pp. First edition. Frontispiece and three full-page lithographic plates. Text and illustrations printed on green-tinted paper. The contents are divided into sections on lions, cats, dogs, beavers, elephants, monkeys, and others, within which several brief anecdotes on each animal are gathered. Each of the three lithographs illustrate one of these brief stories: in one case, the illustration depicts the rescue of a pair of drowning boys by a Newfoundland named Nero ("we think HERO would be a more appropriate appelation"). Minor marginal foxing, especially to title page, otherwise a near fine copy in the publisher's deluxe binding of full brown moroco, decorated in gilt and colored onlays. A.E.G. A sweet near-miniature Darton known in only five institutional holdings in North America. Item #32546

(Darton Checklist H964).

Price: $650.00