copyright 1940; The Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf, New York; hardbound; good condition with unmarked pages and wonderful illustrations; spine has fading; half-title page has previous owner's gift note - see pic; no dust jacket.
The Delightful Adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad of Toad Hall. Double title Page illustrated with Toad -in his Motor Car-Blue cover with "A Thrushwood Book" on the front and spine with dark lettering.- " One of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children-Meet little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. Over one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. And their misadventures-in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their Wild Wood-continue to capture readers' imaginations and warm their hearts long after they grow up. Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie.