Children's History of Beasts, Advice, and Select Hymns No. 4. Kangaroo, Children's chapbook.

Children's History of Beasts, Advice, and Select Hymns No. 4.

Sandbornton, New Hampshire: Sandbornton Press, 1836. Sewn Binding. Early children's bestiary includes a kangaroo at p7, with the description "its action in moveing (sic) is very singular, as it can neither walk nor run, but jumps with such singular swiftness as to escape the pursuit of the fleetest greyhound...". Other animals described: Nyl-Ghau, Racoon, Antelope, Zebra. Illustration of lion at front cover, boar on title page. 2 3/8 x 3 5/8". 48mo, 16pp, woodblock engravings, 5 in text and 2 at the back cover. Original blue paper wraps with illustration of lion at front cover and hand stitched spine with original thread. Slt. dusty on covers, remarkably well preserved. Very good overall. Item #21062

Price: $145.00