Illustrated by Oliver Herford. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895. Original tan cloth pictorially decorated in green and dark brown, page edges green.
First Edition, first printing (with the date 1895 appearing on the front of the title page) -- of this sequel to LITTLE MR. THIMBLEFINGER: the same three children (Buster John, Sweetest Susan and Drusilla) have further adventures with the animals in Mr. Thimblefinger's "queer country." Included are 25 illustrations by Oliver Herford.
This is a fine, clean copy (slight cracking of one endpaper) -- quite unusual for this light-colored cloth. Blanck 7132. Provenance: bookplate of the Estelle Doheny Collection of American Literature (multiple sales in 1987-1989). Item #14965