FIRST EDITION OF MORE WATCHBIRDS, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY MUNRO LEAF
LEAF, Munro. More Watchbirds. A Picture Book of Behavior. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1940. Tall slim folio, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $1200.
First edition, warmly inscribed by the author: “To Elizabeth with love, from Munny.”
By the author of Ferdinand the Bull, this book warns children against becoming Nail-Biters, Tattle-Tales, Butter-Ins, and nine other designations through cautionary, hyperbole-filled stories and amusing black, white, and red drawings. Silvey, 396.
Slight soiling to green cloth of near-fine book. Mild wear to spine of scarce very bright dust jacket.