London, England: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909. Hardcover. Quarto. Light green, cloth-covered boards with elaborate gilt designs to front board and spine. Decorated endpapers, with previous owner's (New Zealand) name and address, in pencil, to top right of front free endpaper. Rubbing to extremities, and general shelfwear, with several closed tears at top and bottom of spine, along joints. A good, solid serviceable copy that one wouldn't hesitate
to open and close and open and close and, well, READ! Good Plus. Item #85308
"The publishers make no apology for a new edition of this 'evergreen' book. They feel that the fine drawings of Mr. Arthur Rackham are a sufficient raison d'etre for their appearance in this new form.
"Most of the designs appeared as line drawings in an edition issued by the present publishers in 1899, but they have since been worked over, revised, and coloured by the artist, while some entirely new designs have been added..." (Publisher's Note, p. v).