London: Frederick Warne and Co., circa 1885.
A title from the series “Aunt Louisa’s London Toy Books”, this alphabet is entirely composed of exotic animals; for example, we read:
“K is a kangaroo hopping along;
L stands for Lions, loud-roaring and strong.
M is for Monkey, most mischievous he,
N is a Nylghau from India, you see”.
“Aunt Louisa” was the pseudonym of Laura Valentine who wrote several children’s titles for Frederick Warne during the 1880’s.
Quarto, chromolithographic illustrations; original pictorial wrappers, some repair of the spine, very good condition.
Price (AUD): $900.00 other currencies