Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co, Ca. 1940. A set of educational teaching aids for introducing children to different animals, including koala bear, duckbill platypus, elephant, tiger, cat (with bunnies), polar bear, faun, skunks, Bactrian camels, goats, raccoon and chipmunks. Includes an impressive image of koala mothers with babies on their backs, climbing eucalyptus.
12 color offset lithograph prints of adult and young animals, by the noted American wildlife artist Jacob Bates Abbott (1895 - 1950), in the original publisher's large printed envelope. Abbott was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and educated at Harvard, where he made cartoons for the Lampoon. Abbott established his reputation for cartoons, illustrations, and watercolor paintings of animal life.
OCLC cites a book, but this suite of plates; not recorded on Trove. Set No. 995, with the publisher's name, and a stamp "Teaching Aids Center, Boston, Mass" at the right. Publisher advertisement for other titles at verso, including the volume 'Animal Babies' by Margaret Jean Bauer that these plates were published in. A bit toned verso of envelope; plates bright and clean. 10 1/4 x 12 1/4" Very good condition. Item #21973