Noah's Zoo. Cloth children's book.
London; NY: Dean's Rag Book Co.; International Art Publishing Co., 1905. Cloth. A rare early 20th century cloth book for children featuring Noah, his family, ark and animals illustrated as wooden toys with text names below each figure. Animals make up title on cover with "Z" for zoo with the image of a pair of kangaroos. On the verso: "Noah of old, three babies had, Or grown-up children rather, Shem, Ham and Japhet they were named; Now who was Japhet's father?" Giraffes, kangaroo, stags, tapir, elephants, ostriches, farm birds, dromedary, guinea pig, eagle, rhino, buffalo, hedgehogs, wolves, tigers, bears, zebra, prairie dogs, jackals. Red cloth spine with yellow zigzag stitching, 4to, 7 3/4 x 11 1/2", 9 unnumbered pages of folded cloth (includes covers), with color ills on cream background. Some fading to covers, edge fraying, very light internal soil and marks, in a stiff mylar wrapper. OCLC: 179262665 recording one copy at Princeton. Not found on Trove. Very interesting! Very good crisp and clean. Item #22181