Saunders, Marshall. Frontispiece by George W. Hood.
Title GOLDEN DICKY: THE STORY OF A CANARY AND HIS FRIENDS.
Publisher Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1919, first edition.
Seller ID 19643
280 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine, colourful pastedown on front board), in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece. By the author of "Beautiful Joe". "....tells the story of a valiant little canary and th e other pets belonging to a delightful family of animal lovers. Throughout the many attractive incidents of the story Miss Saunders shows with her rare understanding of animal personality, how the happiness of human beings is interestingly a n d b e a u tifully connected with the love and mutual service between themselves and their faithful animal friends. Dicky and his lively companions, Billie Sundae, the dog, and Chummy, the sparrow, Black Thomas, the cat, and Nella, the monkey, re sc ue d b y th e kindly Martin family after varied experiences in their early days, do their part in grateful animal service. Each tells his own story, full of narrative interest and sympathetic understanding of both animals and people. It is a b ook th at wi ll be a rare treat to all animal lovers." Small light foxing marks and very light browning on endpapers, a few small foxing marks on preliminary pages and on frontispiece, light browning to edges of textblock, darkening and l i ght soil ing mar ks o n t op o f t extblock, light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff to bottom corner of pastedown picture on front board. Dust jacket has tiny/small pieces missing at top/bottom of spine and fl ap-f olds, a f ew s mall clos ed te ars, small pieces missing on each flap-fold, light to moderate browning/darkening, light to moderate soiling - mainly on rear panel, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny foxing marks. Very Good- /Go od