Various, including engravings by Granville and Dürer. Stated First Printing. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5478
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1968. First Edition. Octavo; 119pp. Two-color illustrated dustjacket with $4.95 price intact. Extensive reproductions, many caricatural or witty, of zoological and other engravings throughout.
Dustjacket is toned with minor chips missing from lower spine edge. Textblock, endpapers, and upper cloth edges sunned. Previous owner's ink inscription on half-title.
Lipton's humorous retrieval of zoological collective nouns, and whimsical invention of new ones, inspired many parlor games and word-jousts.
James Lipton would go on to become the famous host of television's "Inside the Actors Studio" (1994) and parody himself hilariously in "Arrested Development" (2004-2019).