My Book of Surprise Animals.

Akron, OH; Saalfield Publishing Company, 1922, #292; white card cover with black and blue titles, dark blue border, red cloth stapled spine, with quite a large beautiful cat with yellow eyes; 12 pages of printed text with large turn of the century style engravings of animals, on the back of each a waxy coating lets the child rub the page and make a text and animal appear; in tan BOX with the same cat and design on the cover; oblong box is 8.25x5.75" Novelty Boxed book novelty activity book.

While we don't like to sell already-used children's craft books, in this case you would not be able to see the pictures at all unless the child had rubbed them! Rubbings are neatly done and rather light, so whether to finish them with a pencil is up to the buyer.

CONDITION: Very Good book; Fine except for prerubbed pages, in Very Good BOX with sturdy bottom; top holding its shape strongly despite several side splits, corners in good condition, top darkening and lightly foxed, cat and titles bright. Item #20310

Price: $50.00

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