The Burgess Animal Book for Children

By: BURGESS, Thornton W. (author); FUERTES, Louis Agassiz (illustrations)

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Book Condition: Very Good-


First Edition. Thornton W. Burgess, the author of the cherished "Old Mother West Wind" series of stories about animals for children, offers this guide to American mammals for the younger reader. His Peter Rabbit character acts as a guide as the various creatures are described. They are also splendidly depicted on 33 color and 15 black & white plates by the noted wildlife and bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes. This work was offered as a companion to the author's earlier "Burgess Bird Book for Children", also illustrated by Mr. Fuertes. It is both a story book, and an "authoritative handbook on the land animals of America". --- In full green cloth-covered boards with pasted-on Fuertes moose illustration to front cover, woodland imagery in darker green, and titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. --- All plates are present. With inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, a little chafing to cover corners & slightly loosened covers, else a sound copy of this scarce item.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; 363 pages

Title: The Burgess Animal Book for Children

Author Name: BURGESS, Thornton W. (author); FUERTES, Louis Agassiz (illustrations)

Categories: >>Wildlife, Animals, Life in the Wild, >>Juvenile and Children's, >>Illustrated Classics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1920

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Stock No.: 83222