Springfield, Massachusetts: McLoughlin Brothers, circa 1930. Single volume, measuring 7 x 10 inches: . Original blue cloth spine, stiff paper boards, upper board color-printed to resemble a three-dimensional traveling trunk, book trimmed in that shape. Text printed on one side only, with thirty uncolored scenes facing their colored counterparts. Light shelfwear and soiling to binding, with minor loss to spine; hinges starting; closed tear to one uncolored scene.
Vintage coloring book featuring thirty different subjects, from individual toys to full-page seaside landscapes, issued in the shape of a traveling trunk covered with international hotel labels. The preface offers an introduction to mixing colors and technical tips for young painters. Subjects vary widely, from realistic animals (including a striking lobster) to a dressed-up family of anthropomorphic mice, from nursery scenes to depictions of outdoor sports and play. A charming survival.