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GRAHAME, Kenneth; E. H. Shepard (illus.);

The Wind in the Willows.

London: Methuen Children's Books, 1971 Stock Code: 142219
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One of 250 copies, signed by Shepard

First full colour-illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 148 of 250 specially bound copies, signed and numbered by E. H. Shepard. Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908 with only a frontispiece for illustration, and Shepard, well-known by then for his illustrations of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh series, was asked to provide black and white illustrations for a new edition in 1931, following on from Milne's popular adaptation of the book for stage, Toad of Toad Hall. Shepard visited Grahame at his house in Pangbourne to make sketches, and at their first meeting Grahame said to him, "I love these little people, be kind to them". Shepard's classic illustrations of anthropomorphized animals render this the most popular version of the book even today. For this edition, Shepard redrew his illustrations, basing them on the 1931 illustrations, and added colour.

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Octavo. Publisher's green full morocco, spine lettered gilt with raised bands and motifs in blind, vignette to front board gilt, illustrated endpapers, all edges gilt. With the publisher's illustrated slipcase.


Colour illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard.


Spine with light brown mottling otherwise in excellent condition, very minor rubbing to slipcase.


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