Animals of the Bible

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Author: Dorothy P. Lathrop


Illustrator: Dorothy P. Lathrop


LATHROP, Dorothy P[ulis]. Animals of the Bible. With text selected by Helen Dean Fish from the King James Bible. NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1937. 8vo, vi 66pp. Green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt. Pictorial endpapers; 24 full-page and 3 double-page b&w illustrations. Light rubbing to spine ends, else a clean bright, copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (lightly rubbed along spine, corners a tad rubbed, spine lightly sunned). Signed by the author/artist, Caldecott Medalist Dorothy P. Lathrop.

First edition, second state binding and jacket, having the artist’s name correctly spelled on the book’s and jacket’s spines (apparently, this was discovered and corrected before all the first printing sheets were bound). First book to ever win the Caldecott Medal! A collection of tales from both the New and Old Testament featuring the many creatures that appear in the bible. Lathrop’s stunning black and white illustrations earned this book the inaugural Caldecott Medal.