(ALDIN,CECIL)illus. CECIL ALDIN'S MERRY PARTY by May Byron. London: Henry Frowde Hodder & Stoughton 1913. Thick 4to (9 x 9 3/4"), cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, top edge gilt, rebacked with original spine laid down, new endpapers, blank prelims foxed else VG+. 1st edition of this magnificent book featuring 36 TIPPED IN COLOR PLATES SIX OF WHICH ARE DOUBLE-PAGE plus 36 full page black and whites - all of pigs, dogs, cats and bunnies. Includes the following stories: Forager's Hunt BreakfastMaster Quack's Water Picnic Rags Garden PartyPeter's Dinner Party Tabitha's Tea PartyHumpty & Dumpty's Fancy Dress Ball A companion to Cecil Aldin's Happy Family, this is Aldin at his very best and this is a scarce Aldin title, essentially 6 books in one.