Hosie’s Alphabet. Pictures by Leonard Baskin. Words by Hosea Tobias & Lisa Baskin.

New York: The Viking Press, 1972. Small folio, (60) pp. Illustrated title page and color illustrations thoroughout. Pictorial boards, slightly worn, ink inscription on front free endpaper “Nina from Channing Xmas 1972”. Signed by Leonard Baskin at the front. First edition, signed by the artist. Leonard Baskin’s first children’s book, an alphabet of creatures from “A The armadillo, belted & amazonian” to “Z A ruminating zebu,” with beautiful pictures to accompany the words written by the artist’s wife and children. (Item Id: 10497)

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