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by W.P. Pycraft

Illustrated by Edwin Noble

Published by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Limited. 1st. 1909

Almost very good condition. Large format. Brown cloth spine, paper boards with onlay to front cover and orange titles. 15 tipped-in vivid colour plates (2 panels to each page), plus b/w vignettes.

Spine and corners bumped and worn. Cover edges rubbed. Covers slightly grubby and marked with a small piece missing to corner of onlay. Inscription in ink to front endpaper has been partially erased (causing slight paper damage). Creases to some page margins and a couple of plates, a couple of marks to front endpapers. Otherwise contents bright and clean.

Stock no. 380042

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  • Why the Sheep has a Woolly Coat
  • Why do Cows chew the Cud?
  • Why are the Horns of Deer branched?
  • Why does the Goat wear a Beard?
  • Why has the Horse but a single Toe on each Foot?
  • Why has the Pig a Long Snout?
  • Why does a Rabbit have a White Tail?
  • Why is the Hare called 'Puss'?
  • Why does a Squirrel build a Nest?
  • Who do Cats' Eyes alter with the Light?
  • Why is the Badger striped?
  • Why does a Fox wear a Brush?
  • Why does the Sheep-dog have a Bob-tail?
  • Why does the Otter have Small Eyes and the Seal Large Ones?
  • Why do Bats fly by Night?
  • Why is the Dress of the Cockerel Smarter than that of the Hen?

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