OUR LITTLE NEIGHBOURS. Animals of the Farmyard and the Woodland
OUR LITTLE NEIGHBOURS. Animals of the Farmyard and the Woodland
OUR LITTLE NEIGHBOURS. Animals of the Farmyard and the Woodland
OUR LITTLE NEIGHBOURS. Animals of the Farmyard and the Woodland
OUR LITTLE NEIGHBOURS. Animals of the Farmyard and the Woodland

OUR LITTLE NEIGHBOURS. Animals of the Farmyard and the Woodland

(London: Humphrey Milford for the Oxford University Press, [c.1921]).

THE QUITE ELUSIVE FIRST EDITION IN THE MORE ATTRACTIVE OF THE BINDING STATES. A very uncommon title by Detmold indeed, 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 #26698

First edition, the first issue with the gilt blocked white spine and boards. With 11 beautiful mounted colour plates by Edward J. Detmold on heavy stock within printed gold frames. 4to, original quarter white cloth over cream colored boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and lettered in gilt on the upper cover with a circular pastedown coloured painting by Detmold at the center within gilt frame. 104 pp. An elusive title, this is a fresh and handsome copy, the plates are all pristine, the text with none of the commonly found foxing at all, very clean and bright, the cream paper of the binding only a touch mellowed and rubbed at the edges or corners, but the gilt still very bright and the pastedown quite fine.

Price: $450.00