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(RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRAHAME, Kenneth.

The Wind in the Willows....

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A. A. Milne.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Methuen & Co., 1951

Stock Code: 69790

£2,250
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

Deluxe edition, one of 500 copies. This the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated. "During his last illness Rackham worked on illustrations to Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, a book for which he had a strong affection, and which he had longed for years to illustrate. The resulting pictures (the edition was published posthumously in 1940) are among his most affecting works, replete with wit, invention, and carefully controlled emotion" (ODNB).

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Description

Tall octavo. Original full white calf, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With the slipcase with printed label on board.

Illustrations

With 12 mounted colour and numerous black and white illustrations.

Condition

Light spotting to boards, spine tips slightly rubbed. An excellent copy.

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