London: Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1912. First Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. Octavo, original green cloth with a decorative device stamped in black on front panel, titled in gold on front panel & spine.  +  pp ads at rear; frontispiece with tissue guard, numerous black & white illustrations by Robertson throughout (all printed on text paper & included in the pagination). The second issue, with  pp ads at rear and no publisher's catalogue; issued in September 1912 (the first issue was in July of the same year). Inner rear hinge cracked, small notes in pencil on rear paste-down (quotes from the text, with reference pages); ink name (Wm. Force Stead, 147 Derby Rd, Nottigham Nov. 5th 1912) on front free endpaper; small splits to cloth & light wear at spine tips, corners rolled; covers a bit darkened. A good to very good, sound copy. Very Good. Item #311365
¶ Collects 15 short stories of fantasy and the supernatural involving the world of nature. Includes "The Man Whom the Trees Loved". The illustrations are wonderfully evocative, W.Graham Robertson was the illustrator of the first edition of Kenneth Grahame's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (1906).