New York: Scribner, 1938. Brown, Paul. First edition. Hardcover. p, many ills. by Brown, including several in color. Pictorial color boards (edges rubbed, corners bumped), cloth spine. Marginal handling smudges on several pages. Unclipped dust jacket (soiled, spine tips torn, penciling on back cover). Title page printed in red, blue, and black. The other color illustrations are in bright primary colors and grey. The jacket repeats the cover illustration. Good / fair. Item #30253
The Perkins family and their menagerie join the circus. All your favorites are here in Brown's lively brush drawings--Oscar the donkey, Patchwork and Crazy Quilt the ponies, and Mick and Mac the wolfhound and Scottie. This seems to be his first book printed in color. Unsigned pencil drawing by Brown on copyright page: head of an Irish wolfhound, captioned "Good Old Mick." It faces the dedication page, which has a printed picture of a Scottie. The book is dedicated to "the model for Mac Tweedie Sime."