Birds and Animals. McLoughlin, 1920's.

Birds and Animals.

A beautiful big book, with what I would assume are older chromolithos inside, a bit fainter than the birds on the cover. The sepia pictures are very nice, all by the same anonymous artist. This large book is constructed with half folio sheets glued together, rather than folded sheets.



Our Pretty Birds. Homewood Publishing, 1902.

Our Pretty Birds.

An unusually beautiful linen bird book with fine paintings and detailed, labeled drawings and chromos. Both the paintings and the drawings appear to be by a single artist, whose signature I cannot find. The book begins with an alphabet poem of birds A to Z "Zebra Waxbill, whom I don't suppose you've seen." The many English birds are identified. Scarce. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Farmyard Book. Dean's Rag Book #282.

Farmyard Book.

Sweet paintings by a Dean's artist, AE Kennedy, whose animals are particularly full of personality: two ducks, a St. Bernard puppy, two robins, two guinea pigs and a carrot, a wistful cow, and two lambkins This copy with a lighter and greener sky than the Cope's. Scarce.

Albert Ernest Kennedy (1883 - 1962) was a prolific illustrator of children's animal books from a family involved in the arts. His younger brother Cecil was a noted painter of landscapes and flowers (his grandfather is said to have worked with Corot.) Printed cloth is a rough medium, yet Kennedy's animals all have well defined individual movement and personality.



British Birds by Vesey-Fitzgerald, Allen Seaby, ill (Ladybird)

British Birds and their Nests.

Full coloured pictures of about 25 British birds facing text in this little book. The birds themselves are detailed, each with an egg, painted against a lovely, impressionistic watercolour background of their habitat.



Penguin's Way by Johanna Johnston, Leonard Weisgard, Ill.

Penguin's Way.

Rows of penguins in a masterful fluid design, graceful scenes of penguin life: distinctive blue, black, yellow, and white illustrations . With an interesting story of a penguin's winter. NOTE: This Book Has Been SOLD.



Why Tulip Does Not Catch birds (in Russian)

Charushin was a master at creating animal drawings, full of character, so appealing, yet not "cute". If you like kittens it matters not at all that you don't speak Russian. You'll be able to see just how Tulip feels about birds!



20248 A Promise to the Sun - Tololwa/Vidal.

A Promise to the Sun.

In this East African pourquoi tale, the brave little bat hides in shame from the sun because although the sun has fulfilled his promise to bring rain, the bat could not build a nest for him in return. Each spread is a beautiful landscape filled with different birds..



The Bluejay Boarders.

A pleasant story set in Kansas in 1913 about a family of children, their grandmother, and a nest of baby jays. By the author of Rifles for Watie.



The Beautiful Blue Jay and Other Tales of India.

A collection of tales told by Indian mothers to their children today, not classical Indian tales, or western tales, but nursery tales from a variety of Indian sources, some not previously written down.



Tea Kettle Cottage and the Hurricane.

A cosy little tea kettle cottage inhabited by robins survives a storm, with coloured charcoal pictures on each page.



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