[DACHSHUNDS]. BEISTLE, Mary Alice (illustrator). Aldarilla S. BEISTLE (author). Mr. Heinie and Scroot. Philadelphia; David McKay Company. 1939.
Landscape 8vo. Original pictorial boards, preserved in repeat dustwrapper; pp. ; with 16 fine, and charming, colour lithographed plates together with a couple of vignettes in colour and monochrome; a very pleasing copy with light shelf wear to lower edges of boards, minor rubbing to head and corners, and a little foxing to lower cover, internally fresh and crisp with light offsetting to free endpapers protected by an attractive, price-clipped dustwrapper with overall toning, dusting, and a few minor fox spots, light soiling to spine with rubbing to joints and fore-edges, nicking to spine ends with a small and neat tape tab to the reverse, and mild abrasion to head and heel and corner tips; scarce in this condition with the dustwrapper.
First edition, as stated. A remarkably pretty book about Mr. Heinie the dachshund and a raggedy mongrel called Scroot. Only 6 copies listed on WorldCat in American libraries and 4 additional ones in the U.K. institutions (BL; BL ref.; Nat. Lib. of Scotland; Univ. of Oxford).