# 16932

TEMPLE, Frances; CORRIGAN, Mabel (illustrator)

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$175.00 AUD

Melbourne : Georgian House, 1946. First edition. Large octavo, original cloth backed pictorial boards (corners bumped, a few tiny silverfish marks), illustrated endpapers, [21] pp; illustrated with colour plates and line drawings in the text; one leaf with small closed tear at fore-edge, else very good throughout. Muir 7278. Scarce.

A rhyme on each facing page to accompany Mabel Corrigan’s marvellous illustrations of anthropomorphised insects, which include cockroaches, cicadas, ladybirds, silverfish, grasshoppers, grubs, beetles, caterpillars, bees and ants. Original works by Corrigan *1898 – 1983) are held in the National Library of Australia.