Publisher: Duckworth, London, C 1925 (Book of Beasts) and 1957(Cautionary tales) . Hardbacks, 48 pages (Book of Beasts) and 79 pages (Cautionary tales). No dustjackets. Condition: Bad Child's Book of Beasts - grey brown pictorial cover with red titling and black drawings of various strange beasts, is in fair condition commensurate with age, some tearing and fraying along spine, bumping to corners and general shelfwear. Internally the book is in fair condition commensurate with age, generally clean pages with some light tanning, 2 inch closed tear to title page and some foxing here and there, binding generally firm but front board beginning to loosen. Cautionary tales for Children - cream pictorial cover, with yellow and blue titling to front, blue illustration to front and blue printed price on back, is in fair condition with wear / tearing to spine cover and bumping to spine extremities, some foxing spots to boards and some discolouration to back board. Internally the book is in fair condition commensurate with age, generally clean pages with some light tanning and some foxing spots here and there, binding generally firm throughout although beginning to loosen at page 16. Two charming and amusing children's books with witty verse by the great Hillaire Belloc and classic illustrations by 'B.T.B'. Surely an early inspiration for children's authors such as Roald Dahl?!