New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1945. [Children's classic]. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.122 . With 87 in-text illustrations by Garth Williams. In publisher's pale green cloth with darker green and pale orange titles and an illustration to spine and upper board. With original colour illustrated dust-jacket. Green decorated endpapers. Illustrated bookplate of Maxine and Mark Thumim to verso of half-title. Spine and fore-edges lightly toned. Browning to jacket edges and spine. Brittleness to jacket hinges has led to some closed tears along the spine. Chipping to head and tail. Very good overall. The classic story of a talking mouse adopted by a family living in New York. Basis for the highly successful 1999 Sony Pictures movie starring Hugh Laurie Michael J. Fox and Geena Davis. Item #49558
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