New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Item #28233
7.75" x 5.5". 147pp. Corners and spine tips rubbed, boards a little dark, spine with a one inch sopt spubbed, affecting the title. A VG / VG+ example of a quite scarce book. The illustrated paper covered boards show a colorful wrap - around drawing by Barton of a Rube Goldberg - esque contraption that is designed to light a cigar stuck in the mouth of a Daddy Warbucks sort of character. It is one of the great 20th century American trade bindings. The text of this marvelous book is "professor" Barton's humorous take on the sciences, from aeronautics to zoology. With many wonderfully comic illustrations by Barton, one of the leading humorists of the Jazz Age.