This is the 1987 hard cover first American edition of Graeme Base's Animalia, an alphabet book with a stunning series of images of a fantastic animal world. It is filled with exotic and familiar creatures and everyday things in strange settings, and it is a land with a wealth of hidden objects and ideas. As a plus, Graeme Base as a boy is hiding in each detailed and colorful illustration. This oversized book measures 13.25" high by 9.75" wide. In very good condition with some tears and scratches to the back of the dust jacket.