New Listing on ETSY: Kittens and Puppies, Horses and Rabbits and Insects, Turtles and Birds

The other day over there at Gotcha Cha Cha on Etsy, I put up a picture from a really great book. “Kittens and Puppies, Horses and Rabbits and Insects, Turtles and Birds”, by Cynthia Iliff Koehler and Alvin Koehler, 1970 printing, original copyright 1959. Now, I usually like to use first editions of books, and this isn’t one. I have a few books like that, they aren’t first editions, but they are too marvelous, and not so rare, therefore not so precious, and easier, psychologically, to take apart. And the truth is, there is a 70’s quality to this print, perhaps it’s the paper, or the saturation of the ink, and not so much the 1959 feel that the illustrations have. I am hunting for more frames for illustrations in this book, because they are really that great. I could find next to nothing out about the authors/illustrators of this book, except they have done a few book, and that is it. I think I need better research skills.

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