(ALDIN,CECIL)illus. CECIL ALDIN'S MERRY PARTY by May Byron. NY: Hodder & Stoughton . Thick 4to (8 1/2 x 9 3/4"), pictorial cloth, some cover soil else near fine. 1st U.S. 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 featuring humanized 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 nice copy of an Aldin title rarely found in collectible condition.