London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, [n.d.]. Full leather. Octavo, 332pp., 44 coloured plates [48 advertised on the title page but only 44 called for in the List of Illustrations. Of these all 44 are present and in fine condition], illustrated endpapers, fine gilt blocked leather binding, spine in red leather with five raised bands, boards dark green leather elaborately tooled. Slightly foxed.
Collation: [1-13] xii-xvi  20 - 332. The verso of the illustrations are unnumbered. Signatures: B8 - Q2. Item #829
A pleasing copy of this perennial favourite with a fine binding by Karen McGuire. First published with the Tarrant illustrations in 1916, this is most likely a later edition. Part of the Charming Illustrated Books for Children series, it was originally uniformly bound with other popular titles such as The Water-Babies, Grimm's Fairytales, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe and more.