Boston: Little, Brown and Company, . Hardcover. Illustrations by Leonard Baskin. Small 4to. Orange cloth, pictorial dust jacket. (46pp). Numerous illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear and age toning. Item #39108
A tight, handsome first edition of this slim study of nocturnal creatures. Beautifully signed and inscribed large and bold in red ballpoint by the author's famed artist/illustrator husband (1922-2000): "Adlai Stevenson / with / the best wishes / of / Esther & Leonard / Baskin / 1962 / Xmas." Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65) was Illinois governor, two-time presidential candidate and ambassador to the U.N.