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Beasts of the Tar Pits - Tales of Ancient America by W. W. Robinson. 1932. with dust jacket.

Beasts of the Tar Pits - Tales of Ancient America by W. W. Robinson. Pictures by Irene B. Robinson. Macmillan Company. 1932. " Published July, 1932" stated with no listing of later printings. 10 1/4" x 8 1/4" ix, 46 pages Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: There are chips and tears, missing about 1/2" to the bottom of the spine. Not price-clipped with dj price of $1.75. BOOK: Moderate cover edge wear, but with a 1/2" of heavy wear on the bottom of the front cover. Sun fading on the bottom of the spine corresponding with the the missing part of the dust jacket on the spine. Previous owner name in black ink inside the front and back covers. A bit of tanning inside the front and back covers. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. JE19a

"In the heart of a great American city, to-day, there lie some wicked pools of bubbling tar. The roar of the city traffic floats over the little park and its pools, that once were the scene of struggles of huge ancient beasts. Early in the twentieth century, scientists discovered that the deep sandy bottoms of these pools had preserved the bones of ancient creatures who had been trapped there. Study and classification of these bones resulted in a new knowledge of the beasts that roamed over our continent many thousands of years ago. This book contains stories and pictures of these ancient Americans." - from a dj blurb.