Animal Pictures and Rhymes (1943)


First Edition of Animal Pictures and Rhymes, 1943,
With Wonderful Animal Illustrations

(Linenette Books). Schumacher, illustrator. Animal Pictures and Rhymes. Chicago, Illinois: Merrill, 1943.

Octavo. Paper Wrappers, staple-bound. 1st Edition.

First edition of this charming book packed with vibrant illustrations of sweet-faced baby animals. One of the leading children's publishers of the 1940s, Merrill used its stable of illustrators--such as the unidentified "Schumacher" to produce books with incredible appeal. The illustrations in this work feature beautiful baby animals learning and at play. The linenette construction is typical of the period, an innovative and hard-wearing predecessor to the plastic rip-proof and water-proof books that would follow. Only minor wear to bright original wrappers. Near-fine condition.