London and New York: Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co, Ca. 1894. Hardcover. Children's book with magnificent color chromolithograph plates, an attractive Nister production. Includes a story titled "His First Kangaroo", by Marshall Steele, with two in text b&w illustrations. Not dated but . Illustrations by E. B. S. Montefiore, with six full page color lithographic plates of animals, and numerous additional illustrations in black and white.
Twenty three stories of animal adventures from around the world, including 'Between Horns and Trunk', by G. Manville Fenn; 'The Story of the Moosetigne', by Evelyn Fletcher; 'Frightening A Tiger', by White Ensign; 'Uncle Jim's Lion', by Geraldine R. Glasgow; 'Kiold the Polar Bear' by Evelyn Fletcher; 'The Fate of a Mischievous Monkey', by Edith E. Cuthell; 'Trapping a Tiger', by Arthur J. Daniels; and 'An Escape From Baboons'.
Quarter green cloth and pictorial boards. Color pictorial front board. Covers gently rubbed, spine ends a bit rubbed. Internally, previous owner presentation inscription dated 1897, in pencil. Small 4to, 107pp. OCLC: 560762850. Very good condition. Item #20925