THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1951
Almost very good condition. The last book to be illustrated by Rackham. Grahame himself originally approached Rackham to illustrate his book but at that time it could not be managed. It was thirty years later that Rackham finally consented. The pictures were finished just as World War II broke out and were originally published in America by the Limited Editions Club. Green cloth, gilt titles to spine. 12 lovely colour plates plus 15 line illustrations in the text. 178 pages.
Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers, mainly to rear cover and spine. A little rubbing to gilt title on spine. Surface paper damage to pastedowns from removal of tape. Browning to endpapers and prelims. Some light foxing to contents. One page corner creased. All plates present.
Stock no. 1507665