|The pictures below show larger views of the pages of this ©1914 Children's Funland Nature Study Book with Animal Heads. This book was patented July 23, 1910 and July 23, 1912. It was ©1914 by K. E. Garman. The book was published by Ideal Book Builders of Chicago, Illinois. The directions or instructions are on the first page. There is also an envelope which holds all of the animal heads so that they don't fall out and get lost. The pages are as thick as the covers. Basically a child matched up the animal head with their body on the pages. The book cover is marked as follows:|
THE NATURE STUDY BOOK
INSTRUCTIVE – ENTERTAINING
PATENTED JULY 23, 1910
In this book there are the following animals pictured:
Horse, Cow, Goat, Sheep, Turkey, Dog, Cat, Pig, Barn Yard Friends, Elephant and Baby, Tiger, Lion, Monkey, Kangaroo, Zebra, Camel, Goose and Goslings, Chicken, Lobster, Parrot, Eagle, Owl, Swan, Pigeon, Pelican, Wild Duck, Peacock, Golden Pheasant, Blue Jay Ostrich, Flamingo, Lynx, Deer, Porcupine, Elk, Donkey, Buffalo, Fox, Bear, Aligator, Tortoise, Walrus, Fish, Pengiun, Seal, and Polar Bear.
The hard back book measures 11'' x 8-1/4'' x 3/8''. It appears to be in fair condition with over all soiling from being handled many times over the past 100+ years as pictured. Of the (46) different animals, only two of the heads are missing.