LATHROP, Dorothy P. (author and illustrator). Let Them Live. New York; The Macmillan Company. 1951.
Large square 8vo. Original orange pictorial cloth blocked and lettered in ivory, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-80; with 19 striking full-page monochrome plates, and many smaller vignettes, of wildlife; a fine, uninscribed, copy protected by a similarly fine, partially-clipped dustwrapper ($2.00).
First edition, as stated. This popular American illustrator displays a wonderfully sympathetic understanding of the lives and habitats of some of the world's threatened animals and their place in nature's plan. There are chapters on pumas, black bears, red squirrels, beavers, snowy egrets, yellow-billed cuckoos and barn owls, among others.