By Anonymous
London   John Lane The Bodley Head
10" by 7.5" viii [1], 2-202 [2]pp
A lovely copy of the scarce first edition of this charming children's work, consisting of short and humorous tales about animals, and illustrated throughout by Percy J. Billinghurst.
By Anonymous

1901 A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals

London   John Lane The Bodley Head
10" by 7.5" viii [1], 2-202 [2]pp
A lovely copy of the scarce first edition of this charming children's work, consisting of short and humorous tales about animals, and illustrated throughout by Percy J. Billinghurst.
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Description

First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce

The first edition of this delightful collection of short stories or anecdotes about various animals. 

Each of the one-hundred anecdotes in this volume tells a short story about the behaviour or actions of a different creature, with the animals featured ranging from the domestic housecat to the exotic lion or monkey. Some stories are based on real-life events, while others are purely fictional.

Each of the one hundred anecdotes is accompanied by a charming illustration by Percy J. Billinghurst, known for his detailed and charming pen-and-ink drawings, and his ability to capture their personalities and expressions.

With an advertisement leaf to the rear.

A lovely copy of this scarce work.

Condition

In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. Externally, very smart, with bumping to spine head and tail. Hinges lightly strained, but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally clean and bright, with the odd handling mark.

Very Good

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