THE PICTURE BOOK ZOO.

[New York]: Department of Parks, [1935]. Quarto. Stiff pictorial wrappers printed in black, green and yellow. Illustrated throughout. A few leaves show a minor production crease, otherwise very near fine. Item #WRCLIT73972

First edition of this children's ABC produced as a teaching tool for the Central Park Zoo. Foreword by Alfred E. Smith, and Rhymes by Myrtle G. Terry. Lilian Louisa Swann Saarinen (1912-1995) was a sculptor and artist, and wife of architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen (married 1939, divorced 1951). This is among her earliest commissions as book illustrator.

Price: $250.00