OUR LITTLE NEIGHBOURS. Animals of the Farmyard and the Woodland

(London: Humphrey Milford for the Oxford University Press, 1938).

A very uncommon title by Detmold and an exquisite collection of his animal illustrations. The plates include, The Superior Cat, Mrs. Hen and Her Family, The Fairy Squirrel and Mice, Plain and Fancy. Eleven farm and woodland friends are described and painted in total making this book a lovely addition to a children’s illustrated library. These bright paintings of baby animals are some of Detmold's most endearing and timeless illustrations. Item #26376

First reprint. With 11 color plates by Edward J. Detmold. 4to, publisher’s original blue cloth, the upper cover and spine lettered and decorated in black, in the scarce pictorial dustjacket. 104 pp. An elusive title, the toning and spotting to which the book is prone is at a minimum, the cloth with minor mellowing at the extremities, the scarce dustjacket with some chipping and edgewear but still bright and attractive.

Price: $95.00