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Bell, Anthea (verses): The Great Menagerie (15562)

Kestrel Books/Viking Press 1979
4to, glazed pictorial boards F+. An adaptation of the antique 1884 original 385 gms
(Order reference 15562)

This book pops up to reveal six entertaining scenes from a travelling menagerie show, popular during the late nineteenth century. Anthea Bell has written a series of charming verses describing the acts. The Great Menagerie was originally published in 1884 by J. ESchreiber of Esslingen, Germany.