London: Methuen and Co, 1929. [Childrens' classic] FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. xv; 167; , adverts. Smartly bound in recent dark blue half calf, over original gilt-stamped boards, raised bands and gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt. A few minor marks. A near fine copy in an attractive leather binding. The first of several dramatisations of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, from which Milne extracted (and popularised) the adventures of Mr. Toad. The play has four main characters: Rat, Badger, Mole, and Toad.; Toad's caravan and car adventures are included, as well as his imprisonment, escape, and subsequent fight with the weasels and stoats to regain his home with the help of his friends. Although not a musical, the play contains six songs. Item #48889
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