The Bad Child's Book of Beasts. and More Beasts for Worse Children. 2 book set.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965/1896, 1966/1897; red, green cloth. Both books have patterned endpapers and are in ivory jackets of the same design with red and gold colours and drawings of the beasts; 6.5x8.5; 46 pp. Juvenile hardback.
"Do not as evil children do/Who on the slightest grounds/Will imitate the kangaroo/With wild unmeaning bounds." Bad Child's wonderful verses were published for Knopf's 50th anniversary with a foreword by Frances Clarke Sayers. The matching More Beasts came out a year later with a foreword by Rosemary Livsey.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jackets; no names or other marks, both books straight and very clean and tight; both clean jackets have wear at darkened spine ends to 1/4 ", More Beasts with 1/4"chips at spine top, Bad Child's a bit better; both unclipped 3.25. Item #21439