London: Methuen and Co., 1950. [Children's classic] FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.xii; 178. Beautifully illustrated by Mr. Rackham with twelve full colour plates, including frontispiece, plus several line drawings. Elegantly bound in deep red half calf, gilt-lettered to black title labels, raised bands and top edge gilt, matching cloth sides, original spine preserved at rear. One or two tiny marks within else fine, in an attractive recent leather binding. The classic tale of the riverbank, wonderfully illustrated by the celebrated English book artist Arthur Rackham. Item #54722
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