Undated, but approx 1920's-1930's. Red, green or blue cloth covers with pictorial pastedown illustration to front board, and gilt titles to spine. Some titles also come with cheaper linen type cloth cover with no picture. Catalogue to rear pages. Colour plate to frontispiece, plus five full page illustrations in text with several black and white drawings throughout. come with and without THE GOLDEN TREASURY LIBRARY on spine, originally issued with an ARTISTIC WRAPPER IN FULL COLOUR originally eight titles but expanded to twenty one, more titles listed but all seem legitimate, some come with Tuck advertising to back pages
LEGENDS OF ANIMALS FAR & NEAR
illustrations THE MONKEY AT ONCE BECAME SUSPICIOUS (cover), NEVER BEFORE OR SINCE HAS THERE BEEN SUCH A TUG-OF-WAR, INCORONATA WAS A FAVOURITE, HE PERCEIVED THE TRAIN OF PATIENT MULES, IT WAS ONE OF THE STRANGEST SIGHTS THAT EVER WAS, AT LENGTH THE PAINT WAS NEARLY ALL USED UP, IT'S A STRANGE CAT THAT HAS STOLEN IT 247 pages Delightful collection of animal stories. "We have gathered from many lands the entrancing stories... Be they from East of West, North or South, the animals behave according to their natures, but in addition have had bestowed on them the attributes of man; besides their instinct they have the power to reason, and have the gift of speech" Edric Vredenburg Stories include: Atta Troll, Reynard the Fox, The Resourceful Tortoise, The Hen-Partridge and the Jackass, The Raven's Revenge, How the Hippo lost his Kingdom.