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 half green oasis morocco, gilt-lettered to burgundy title labels, raised bands and top edge green, matching cloth sides, original spine preserved at rear. Contents clean, exterior unmarked. A fine copy in a handsome recent leather binding. The classic tale of the riverbank, wonderfully illustrated by the celebrated English book artist Arthur Rackham. Item #55434
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