The Wind in the Willows.
With an Introduction by A. A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940 Stock Code: 122097
Signed by the designer, one of 2,020, finely bound with pictorial title block to frontSigned limited edition, number 1077 of 2,020 numbered copies signed by the designer Bruce Rogers. Rackham had been asked to illustrate the first edition of 1908 but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted the decision, but just before his death he was able to illustrate this Limited Editions Club edition.
Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial title block to front, inner dentelles gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
Colour frontispiece and 15 colour plates mounted on heavy off-white paper.
A fine copy.
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