While the Story-Log Burns


Author: Thornton W. Burgess

Illustrator: Lemuel Palmer

BURGESS, Thornton W[aldo]. While the Story-Log Burns. With Illustrations by Lemuel Palmer. Boston: Little, Brown, 1938. 8vo, [xii] 195pp. Green cloth stamped in red. 8 color plates. Light rubbing to spine ends and lower corners, faint evidence of sticker removal on front fixed endpaper, pages lightly aged, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (chipped and worn, sunned – especially to spine panel; price-clipped).

First edition. A wonderful collection of 16 animal stories by author, naturalist and conservationist Thornton Burgess.  While the children gather around the fireplace in the Old House watching the “story-log” burn, the Storyteller regales them with tales of old Monkey-face the Barn Owl, Blacky the Crow, Thunderer the Grouse, Jumper the Hare, Plunger the Osprey, King Eagle, and other stories of the Green Meadow and the Green Forest.