Illustrated Album Edition.
New York: Knopf, 1959
First edition, sixth printing
First published in the US in 1941, in this collected edition with all the unique illustrations by B.T.B. and Nicolas Bentley.
This immortal work contains 7 books: Cautionary Tales for Children; New Cautionary Tales; A Bad Child's Book of Beasts; More Beasts for Worse Children; More Peers; A Moral Alphabet; Ladies and Gentlemen.
Included are such favorites as Matilda, who told lies and was Burned to Death; Jim, who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a Lion; Rebecca, who slammed doors for Fun and perished Miserably; and the curiously instructive beasts who range from microbes to frozen mammoths. If you do not know whole chunks of this book by heart, then you surely should.
Fine in near fine dust-jacket with slight fading to spine.