London: Methuen & Co., 1908. First edition, first printing. Publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth, fore- and lower edges untrimmed, top edge trimmed and gilt. Light foxing to end papers, internally bright, tight and clean. Very light rubbing to extremities, light wear to rear edge and foot of spine with a half-inch split to cloth along rear joint. Gilt work remains extremely bright and clean. Cloth boards overall bright with some vey faint, almost imperceptible touches of soiling. In custom mylar cover. Item #212571
This is the first appearance of one of the most important imaginative texts of the 20th century. Kenneth Graham's beautifully bucolic bedtime-story-turned-book rests in the influential background of the likes of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, A.A. Milne and many others.
Fairly scarce in publisher's cloth with gilt work still in this bright condition.