(MARS)illus. FRIENDS & PLAYMATES by MARS. London: George Routlesge and Sons, no date, circa 1890. Oblong 4to (10 1/2 x 9), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers soiled and edges worn, internally tight and clean, overall VG. Every page is full of charming color illustrations showing children with a variety of animals, divided into categories - little animal friends like birds, big animal friends like cows and queer friends like llamas. Done with much detail and soft pastel colors that almost appear hand-done, much in the style of Boutet de Monvel.