London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, (1960). Arthur Rackham. Reprint. Hardcover. Octavo (6" x 9") superbly bound by Bayntun Riviere for Charles Lauriat in full light green polished calf leather with Mole, Toad, and Rat in gilt on the front cover; gilt rules and dentelles; gilt-decorated spine with contrasting gilt-lettered morocco spine labels; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 12 full-page color plates by Arthur Rackham, the only one of Rackham's major works to be first published posthumously. Owner Christmas inscription from 1964 on the front blank. Fine and beautifully bound. Item #018949
This is the first enduring popular work of fiction to introduce the automobile as a major plot element.