London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, (1940); paper boards with animal pictures on yellow ground, white titles on blue and red ground, design repeated in full colour on endpapers, 4to; np. Picture Book hardback.
Very bright, flat, unexpected coloured animals and a funny rhyming text: "Did you ever see a purple cow kneeling in the grass" Surely inspired by Gelett Burgess, but taking off in delightful directions.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; no names or other marks, boards have some mottled areas as if the dustjacket had become damp (no other moisture signs); extrems rubbed to white and on corner tips to card, one spine crease very rubbed, a few light reading wrinkles on first four pages, otherwise, the endpapers and pages are bright, very clean, and unwrinkled. Item #19328