s.l, s.n. [St. John’s, Newfoundland: Walking Bird Press], s.a. Octavo, 21.5 x 13.4 cm. Sewn into brown St. Armand handmade paper wrappers, with printed title label to the upper cover; bottom edges untrimmed. Unpaginated [pp. 22, including one foldout leaf]. A fine copy. The text was set in Liberty and Bembo types, and printed on Twinrocker 18th Century handmade paper. Illustrated with 13 linocuts by Duncan Major, two of which are full page and one of which spans the spread of a foldout leaf. A small folded paper envelope is affixed to the opening recto, containing an invitation to 5 o’clock tea. One of 60 copies, of which this is number 35. Signed in pen by Tara Bryan and Duncan Major on the colophon page. Item #217
“The Bears Come to Tea is a sequel to Pancho and the (non-existent) Bears. This rhyming story tells of the chaos created by my dog’s inviting his bear friends in from the forest to join us for a late afternoon cup of tea.”
- Tara Bryan.