NY: Silver, Burdett, and Company, (1911). Tan boards with large illustration of confident King Lion with train bearers walking through the woods; brown endpapers with animals proceeding through the countryside, drawings with lime/brown or blue/brown wash, as issued, 6x7.5; 168 pp. Juvenile hardback.
What a treat this must have been (and still would be) for the beginning reader! 34 fables with amusing illustrations, which reminded one collector of Rountree. Wood specialized in technical illustration; these are finely drawn and very amusing.
CONDITION: Very Good; extremities and edges rubbed through in small areas, bumped; first few pages have reading wrinkles and a soil spot in bottom margin. Item #14021