Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott. Third printing. Octavo. Illustrated orange cloth. Extremities have a trace of scuffing. Edges are slightly darkened else fine in dustjacket with some closed tears and creaes to the top front panel and some light wear to the extremities else very good. This copy has been inscribed and signed in ink on the half title by author Osa Johnson as follows "To---/My dear friend/with best-/African wishes/Osa Johnson/Jan 7th 1941. Additionally this copy has laid in an original twice folded one sheet advertisment for "Osa Johnson's Jungle Pets" which bears a portrait of Osa Johnson in full safari outfit holding "Snowball, The Baby Gorilla". The advertisment also touts the other members of the collection including "Tota-Twiga The Baby Giraffe, "Honey Boy", The Baby Honey Bear and "Pantaloons The Baby Elephant". According to the information supplied on the advertisment "these toys manufactured by F.W. Woolnough, Inc. N.Y. are Reproductions of Osa Johnson's Famous Pets and are Obtainable at Leading Department Stores and Toy Shops". The advertisment is in fine condition. Profusely illustrated. A very nice and wonderful copy of a wonderful book by the author of the now classic "I Married Adventure". Scarce when signed by author Osa Johnson and even moreso in the dustjacket in any condition and even moreso with the rare advertisment laid in. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Osa Johnson's Jungle Friends. 1939. Cloth in...
Publication Date: 1939
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