"Teddy Bears - a lively illustrated history of Teddy Bears and their many relatives", was written originally in Swedish by Barbara Werkmaster, Eva-Lena Bengtsson and Per Peterson. It was translated from Swedish by Joan Tate. Published by Barron's it was copyrighted in 1988. This is a first edition of the American translation.
This adorable book tells you the history of the teddy bear not only in text but in whimsical photographs, historical documents, cartoons, stamps and much more.
Chapters include: From Bear to Teddy Bear, The History of Teddy Bear, Bearts of the World, More Tame Tahn Wild, The Bear in Chidren's Literature, Make-Believe and for Real, The Political Bear, Homemade Bears and much more.
The book is in very good vintage condition. It has illustrated board covers with little or now wear and/or scuffing. The pages are clean and unblemished and the binding is tight.