Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co; (1932). thin dark orange boards with 6 sections, two center ones for titles on navy, 4 for figures from individual rhymes on greens and browns; on bottom board, six similar sections with titles and characters from rhymes; colorful scenes on endpapers with outside orange paper folded around to side and bottom of eps and single signature text block staple bound; tan paper (see white in illustrations) coloured and some two color illustrations on every spread; oblong 9.75 x 6.75" ; 32 pp. Picture book hardback.
Happy, imaginative little Deco pictures to match Lear's rhymes, many of them longer ones. The Owl and the Pussy Cat, The Nut Crackers and the Sugar Tongs (inspired!), The Daddy Long=Legs and the Fly, The Duck and the Kangaroo, The Jumblies, The Pobble Who Has no Toes, The Table and the Chair, Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly... Mr & Mrs. Spikky Sparrow, and others. (There were two Lear/Ward Whitman's in 1932, the other "Nonsense Rhymes", not oblong.
CONDITION: Very Good, no names or other marks, thin top board has margin creases, wear to extrems espc spine foot, spine creases, top board side edge rubbed to white; pages flat and clean. Item #22519