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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: GRAHAME, Kenneth

GRAHAME, Kenneth

Published by Methuen (1908)

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About this Item: Methuen, 1908. Second edition, printed in the same month as the first edition and in identical format. 8vo. Original blue-green cloth with gilt illustration on the spine and upper cover. Top edge gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "Austin M. Purves / with greeting, + all the good wishes of the season, from Kenneth Grahame, Christmas 1908" A beautiful, fine copy, bright and crisp and internally perfect. A superb copy. Striking black and white frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Austin Montgomery Purves was a Philadelphia based businessman, associated with the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company for more than thirty years. Purves had a keen interest in grand opera as well as art and literature and sought to move in artistic circles, counting Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Wilcox Smith and Arthur Quiller-Couch amongst his friend. They met the Grahames at Fowey in 1907, "while the Grahame's were at Fowey in May and June 1907, they made the acquaintance of an American family also on holiday there - Mr and Mrs Austin Purves of Philadelphia, and their five sons. Kenneth actually stood godfather to Pierre, the youngest, at his Fowey christening. Grahame and Austin Purves continued to correspond regularly until the latter's death in 1915." - Peter Green (Kenneth Grahame A Study of His Life, Work and Times) Purves sought to help Grahame by writing a favourable review of the American edition Wind in the Willows for an American magazine. In a letter to Purves of November 1908, Grahame wrote, "I'm most awfully obliged to you for the solid work you are putting in on behalf of 'the W. in the W.' Your review was perfectly charming, & is bound to be most helpful. That the book has given you all personal pleasure is of course very good for me to think of." Presentation copies of The Wind in the Willows are decidedly rare. Seller Inventory # 38988

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: GRAHAME, Kenneth; SHEPARD,

GRAHAME, Kenneth; SHEPARD, E.H.

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About this Item: Methuen, 1931. First edition illustrated by Shepard. Deluxe issue, one of only 200 copies, printed on handmade paper and signed by both Kenneth Grahame and E.H. Shepard. Royal 8vo. Green cloth spine and paper covered boards with printed labels, in printed dustwrapper. A fine book in a near fine dustwrapper, with very slight dustiness to the rear panel. Illustrated throughout by Shepard and with fold out map of Toad Hall and its vicinity to the rear. The small limitation and its popularity make this a very rare book, especially hard to find in nice condition. Seller Inventory # 24439

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GRAHAME, KENNETH

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About this Item: Methuen, London, 1931. Cloth and Boards. Condition: About Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. E.H. Shepard (illustrator). 1st of This Edition. Number 46 of 200 copies on hand made paper. Signed by Grahame and Shepard. One quarter green buckram over gray boards with paper label to spine. Cream dust jacket with navy lettering. Dust jacket has slight sunning to the rear panel but is o/w fine with just a touch of edgewear. The book is fine. A spectacular copy in the rare dust jacket of the first edition in which Grahame approved and liked the illustrations. Size: Octavo. Signed By the Author & Illustrator. Seller Inventory # 16588

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Grahame, Kenneth

Published by Methuen and Co., London (1908)

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About this Item: Methuen and Co., London, 1908. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Robertson, Graham (illustrator). First Edition. Gilt design on spine and front board fresh and bright. Tissue-guard over frontispiece is a little yellowed. An inscription on the front free endpaper has been neatly obscured by some sort of ink-remover, not causing any damage to the paper. A really bright and desirable copy. Photographs available on request. Seller Inventory # 004329

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The Wind in the Willows: Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame

Published by Methuen & Co Ltd, London (1908)

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About this Item: Methuen & Co Ltd, London, 1908. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, author of "The Golden Age", "Dream Days" .First edition with a scarce second state jacket. With a frontpiece by Graham Robertson. Original green cloth boards with rubbed gilt illustration and lettering. Wear to the edges and corners. Uncut pages which are top edged gilt. Signature on the browned front end page dated 2-03-12. Tissue guarded frontis illustration. The contents are clean and tidy. Dust jacket has wear to the extremities and repaired tears on the spine. Small pieces missing from upper and lower edges of spine. 8vo 302 pp. Seller Inventory # 000473

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The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by: SHEPARD, Ernest H.)

SHEPARD, Ernest H.) GRAHAME, Kenneth.

Published by London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1931 (1931)

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About this Item: London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1931, 1931. Large octavo. Original green cloth-backed grey boards, white paper label to spine printed black, spare label bound in at rear. With the dust jacket. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. A near-fine copy in the jacket, lightly toned and foxed with tiny chips at extremities, yet still a very nice example. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard, folding map at rear. First Shepard-illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 93 of 200 large paper copies signed by both Grahame and Shepard. The 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 illustrate a new edition, following on from Milne's popular adaptation of the book for stage, Toad of Toad Hall. In 1931 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, published in 1931 in both this signed issue and in an unsigned trade issue, render this the most popular version of the book even today. Seller Inventory # 134351

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Grahame, Kenneth

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About this Item: Methuen and Co., London, 1908. Original publisher's medium blue-green pictorial cloth, spine and upper cover elaborately decorated in gilt, t.e.g. Frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Tiny pictorial bookplate on front pastedown (Mary Elizabeth Hudson), pencil note on front free endsheet, trace of slight rubbing to extremities, two leaves opened with less than complete care, resulting in purely marginal shallow irregularities, otherwise an unusually nice, virtually fine copy, though wanting the dust jacket. Cloth solander case with chemise and gilt label. First edition of Grahame's enduring contribution to the shared literature of young and old, composed originally as a sequence of letters to his son, and as a consequence of its popularity, the key to Grahame's freedom from clerkdrudgery. Seller Inventory # WRCLIT65269

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Grahame, Kenneth

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About this Item: Methuen, London, 1908. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED BY Kenneth Grahame on a laid in signature. A wonderful copy. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL blue cloth and is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Kenneth Grahame First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000049

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Grahame (Kenneth).

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About this Item: Methuen and Co., 1908. First Edition. Frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard Gilt lettering and designs especially fresh and bright, short tear at head of spine, just a little other wear at edges and lower cover just a little marked, upper hinge repaired; a little foxing and browning to end-papers as usual, but a very nice copy of an increasingly scarce book; ownership inscription on fly-leaf Published twenty-three years before the first appearance of Ernest H. Shepard s illustrations of of this classic tale of Toad, Ratty, Mole and their friends, the first edition has a representation of Toad in motoring costume on the spine and an illustration for the controversial chapter VII, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", on the upper cover. Never originally intended for publication, it was first written in the form of letters to Grahame s son, Alistair. Seller Inventory # 15021

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: GRAHAME, Kenneth

GRAHAME, Kenneth

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About this Item: Methuen, 1908. First edition. 8vo. Original blue-green cloth with gilt vignettes and titles to the spine and upper cover. Top edge gilt. A very good copy, some minor discolouration to the cloth. Housed in a full leather fold over box with gilt embossed lettering and decoration. Woodcut frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Osborne p. 349. Seller Inventory # 39158

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GRAHAME Kenneth

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About this Item: 1908. Frontispiece by Graham Robertson. First edition. 8vo., original green cloth, pictorial design of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, blocked in gilt on the front cover, and Mr. Toad in the willows blocked on the spine. Uncut. London, Methuen and Co. Originally written as bedtime stories and letters addressed to Grahame's only child, a sickly boy named Alastair and nicknamed 'Mouse', the book was rejected by Grahame's publisher The Bodley Head and eventually taken up by Methuen, albeit without advance payment, ?such was the firm's lack of confidence in the book? (ODNB). ?After the publication of The Wind in the Willows by Methuen in 1908, it found an unlikely transatlantic fan in US president Theodore Roosevelt who, in 1909, wrote to Grahame to tell him that he had ?read it and reread it, and have come to accept the characters as old friends? Elsewhere, the critical response was more mixed, and it was not until AA Milne adapted parts of the book into a popular stage version, Toad of Toad Hall, in 1929, that it became established as the evergreen children's classic it is known as today? (The Guardian). With some very light wear to the extremities of the binding, a very small bookseller's ticket on the front paste-down, a very small area of offsetting from a previously attached clipping, and occasional foxing to the text, but an excellent copy overall. Seller Inventory # 229478

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The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by: GRAHAME, Kenneth

GRAHAME, Kenneth

Published by London: Methuen & Co. [1931]. (1931)

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About this Item: London: Methuen & Co. [1931]., 1931. Limited edition, no. 43 of 200 copies signed by both Grahame and Shepard, square 8vo, (vi), 312 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout, folding map at the end. Original green buckram backed boards, edges slightly browned with some bumping to the lower corners, d.w. a little soiled with professional restoration to the edges and fold creases, light horizontal fold crease also. Seller Inventory # 25170

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The Wind in the Willows: Grahame, Kenneth

Grahame, Kenneth

Published by London Methuen 1908 (1908)

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About this Item: London Methuen 1908, 1908. A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1908. A very good+ copy with contemporary gift inscription to front endpaper. Wear to the spine tips and corners. Some rubbing to binding, but firmly bound indeed. Complete with the original tissue guard. A really pleasing copy of the scarce first edition. Seller Inventory # 10927

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The Wind in the Willows. Introduction by: RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRAHAME,

RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRAHAME, Kenneth.

Published by London: Methuen & Co., 1951 (1951)

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About this Item: London: Methuen & Co., 1951, 1951. Tall octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay to front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. With 12 mounted plates in colour and many line-drawings. Deluxe edition, number 305 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). Seller Inventory # 107331

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The Wind in the Willows. Introduction by: RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRAHAME,

RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRAHAME, Kenneth.

Published by London: Methuen & Co., 1951 (1951)

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About this Item: London: Methuen & Co., 1951, 1951. Tall octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay to front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. With 12 mounted plates in colour and many line-drawings. Deluxe edition, number 323 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). Seller Inventory # 110662

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Grahame (Kenneth).

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About this Item: Methuen and Co., 1908. First Edition. Frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard Gilt lettering and designs fresh and bright, a little wear at edges and covers with a few very light stains, some professional colour restoration; preliminaries and end-leaves somewhat darkened and foxed as usual and edges of some leaves also foxed, but a nice copy of an increasingly scarce book. Ownership inscription erased from fly-leaf but from the library of Dame Freya Stark and her husband Stewart Perowne, bearing their Asolo bookplate Published twenty-three years before the first appearance of Ernest H. Shepard s illustrations of this classic tale of Toad, Ratty, Mole and their friends, the first edition has a representation of Toad in motoring costume on the spine and an illustration for the controversial chapter VII, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", on the upper cover. Never originally intended for publication, it was first written in the form of letters to Grahame s son, Alistair. Seller Inventory # 15020

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The Wind in the Willows. With a: GRAHAME, Kenneth.

GRAHAME, Kenneth.

Published by London: Methuen and Co., 1908 (1908)

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About this Item: London: Methuen and Co., 1908, 1908. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered and blocked in gilt (spine showing Toad in his motoring outfit, front cover showing Mole and Rat bowing down before Pan), top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Neat ownership signature to front pastedown. Cloth slightly discoloured, endpapers toned, foxing around initial and final leaves but clean in the centre. A very good copy. Frontispiece with tissue-guard. First edition, first impression, of "one of the central classics of children's fiction" (The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, 61. Seller Inventory # 135759

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: GRAHAME, Kenneth; illustrated

GRAHAME, Kenneth; illustrated by SHEPARD, Ernest H.

Published by London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. (1931)

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About this Item: London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1931. First E. H. Shepard illustrated edition. Signed limited edition. Publisher's original grey paper covered boards, green cloth spine with white paper label printed in black. Illustrated with line drawings by E. H. Shepard throughout the text and a large folding map of Toad Hall and surrounding area at the rear. An attractive better than very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little wear at the corners. The label to the spine remains intact with light toning. The contents with the occasional finger mark or spot to the untrimmed edges are otherwise, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Spare spine label tipped in at the rear, as called for. Limited to only 200 copies of which this is hand numbered 178 and signed by Kenneth Grahame and E. H. Shepard on the limitation page. A bright and attractive example of the most collectable of illustrated Wind In The Willows, offered here in it's most desirable form. A smaller format unsigned trade edition was published simultaneously. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Seller Inventory # 16424

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The Wind in the Willows: Grahame, Kenneth

Grahame, Kenneth

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About this Item: Methuen, 1908. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. A very good second edition in a rare very good dust jacket, published the same month as the first edition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Seller Inventory # 1509119

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Grahame, Kenneth

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About this Item: Methuen, London, 1908. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published 1908" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the publisher's blue cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. Seller Inventory # 000050

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Wind In The Willows (With The Original: Grahame, Kenneth

Grahame, Kenneth

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About this Item: Methuen, 1908. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. The Second UK Printing published by Methuen in October 1908 - the same month as the first printing. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and is in remarkable condition for its age. The Wrapper has protected the covers well and the gilt design remains very bright and sharp. Mild pushing at the spine ends with a tiny nick at the lower spine. A few minor small marks to the lower front board. Top edge gilt with other edges uncut as called for. The gilt remains very bright. Free from erasures and inscriptions. Some offsetting to the end papers otherwise apart from the occasional spot, the pages are in very clean condition. The Graham Robertson frontispiece and tissue guard are both present. A very sharp copy. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. It is the correct second issue with the price of 7/6 net to the front panel (differing only from the first issue design with a revised price). Some light soiling in places. Vertical light crease near the spine fold to the front panel. Some edge-wear to the spine ends and corners with a little loss (see images). Toning to the spine. Some light professional japanese tissue paper repairs along the spine folds and rear flap fold to the verso but these do not come through to the front. Colouring of the wrapper remains very good ( some of the images show the colouring more bleached than actually is). The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. Housed in a custom solander book with gilt titling. A very sharp copy. Copies of this title rarely turn up with their original wrapper in such collectible condition. First printings with wrappers command very high prices - This provides a much more affordable alternative. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. More images available on request. Seller Inventory # ABE-1486381394781

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The Wind in the Willows: Grahame, Kenneth [Illustrated

Grahame, Kenneth [Illustrated by Charles Van Sandwyk]

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About this Item: London Folio Society 2008, 2008. Condition: as new. 1st Limited Edition. 280 pp. Quarto (13" X 9.75"). Quarter vellum binding blocked in 22-carat gold with vellum tips and paper sides blocked in three metallic foils. Gilt top edge. Illustrated endpapers. An original watercolour by Van Sandwyk has been tipped in onto the front fly leaf with a gold gilt leaf decorative border drawn directly onto the page. Roughly 100 illustrations and 16 tipped-in colour plates with a signed hand-printed etching tipped onto the limitation page. An original full colour plate by Van Sandwyk tipped in as a frontispiece. Comes in a dark green cloth-bound clamshell case. In flawless condition. Copy number 61 out of a limited printing of 1000 copies. The prospectus for this item has been laid in loose. This Folio Society edition follows the original 1908 Methuen and Co text. A truly beautiful item. Charles Van Sandwyk's illustrations have been compared favourably to Ernest Shepard's and Arthur Rackham's illustrations of Kenneth Grahame's classic work. Van Sandwyk's works hang in the National Library of Canada and his other award-winning books include the Parade to Paradise, Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds and How to See Fairies. Signed by Van Sandwyk on the limitation page. The watercolour, which is unique to this copy of the book, is of Ratty and Moley in a row boat--signed by Van Sandwyk in the lower righthand corner with a little dragonfly. An exquisite copy. Seller Inventory # 141375

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Wind in the Willows, The: GRAHAME, Kenneth; Shepard,

GRAHAME, Kenneth; Shepard, Ernest H.; Milne, A.A.; Fraser-Simson, H.

Published by London: Methuen & Co., 1931 (1931)

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About this Item: London: Methuen & Co., 1931, 1931. Signed Limited Edition of "The Wind in the Willows" GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., [1931]. First edition illustrated by Shepard. (The first edition was published in 1908 with a frontispiece by Graham Robertson.) Limited to 200 numbered copies on handmade paper, signed the Kenneth Grahame and Ernest H. Shepard, this being No. 62. Small quarto (8 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches; 225 x 182 mm.). [2, blank], [6], 312 pp. Text illustrations. Folding map at end. Publisher's quarter green buckram over gray boards. Printed paper label on spine. All edges uncut. Engraved bookplate of Geoffrey Hunter-Brown and neat ink inscription "From Mother. April 2nd/32" on front paste-down. Some very light foxing on uncut edges only, minimal rubbing to corners, otherwise a fine copy housed in a green buckram slipcase. The Wind in the Willows, "one of the central classics of children's fiction, was Grahame's fourth book.It began life as a series of bedtime stories told to his son Alastair, known as Mouse.the first of these was told on Mouse's fourth birthday, 12 May 1904, and concerned 'moles, giraffes & water-rats', these being the animals the boy had selected for subject.Probably the stories continued at intervals over the next three years; certainly a lengthy narrative in which Toad played the principal part (and in which there were no giraffes) had been begun by May 1907. During that month Mouse was on holiday on the South Coast with his governess, Miss Stott, and his father wrote him a series of story-letters.The letters, some of which were addressed to 'Michael Robinson', Mouse's pet name for himself, continued every few days until September.they describe Toad's adventures much as in the published book, but pay no more that cursory attention to Rat, Mole, and Badger. The early ones.tell the tale abruptly in the manner of a synopsis, but by the end Grahame is writing the story at its proper pace, with dialogue and detailed, carefully-written narrative. It seems that his decision to try to get it published was the result of meetings with Constance Smedley, an American lady who among other things was European representative of the magazine Everybody's. Its editor asked her to try to persuade Grahame to produce a new book.she went to see him, somehow discovered about the story being told to Alastair, and encouraged him to work it up for publication.The book was not accepted by Everybody's, Miss Smedley's magazine, and indeed Grahame's agent Curtis Brown had great difficulty in placing it at all. But it was finally taken in England by Methuen, who published it in Oct. 1908.The Wind in the Willows was not at first a success with the public. Many readers who were devoted to The Golden Age and Dream Days were disconcerted to find that the new book was not about children but animals. Almost no reviewer perceived anything of its purpose.Despite the disappointing reception, sales were high enough for Methuen to reprint the book before the end of 1908, and further reprints were issued in 1909, 1910, 1911, and 1913. By 1926 it was in its 21st printing, and when Graham died six years later his name had become associated far more with The Wind in the Willows than with his earlier successes." (The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). Seller Inventory # 04723

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The Wind in The Willows: Grahame Kenneth

Grahame Kenneth

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About this Item: Methuen, London, 1931. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Shepard E H (illustrator). 1st Edition. Signed Limited Edition Signed by both Kenneth Grahame and by E H Shepard. This is number 127 of the large paper edition edition of only 200. the grey boards are bumped to the bottom corners. and the green cloth spine is a little rubbed and faded as is the title label. The spare title label is bound in at the rear of the book. Many little black and white line drawings to the text showing all the well loved characters. A rare book in fair condition. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 008813

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The Wind in the Willows. Introduction by: RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRAHAME,

RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRAHAME, Kenneth.

Published by London: Methuen & Co., 1951 (1951)

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About this Item: London: Methuen & Co., 1951, 1951. Tall octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay to front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. With 12 mounted plates in colour and numerous line-drawings. Deluxe edition, number 86 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). Seller Inventory # 122630

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The Wind in the Willows. Introduction by: RACKHAM, Arthur) GRAHAME,

RACKHAM, Arthur) GRAHAME, Kenneth.

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About this Item: London: Methuen & Co., 1951, 1951. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial title block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. With 12 mounted plates in colour and many line-drawings. Limited 100th Edition, one of only 500 numbered copies of which this is number 381. Seller Inventory # 130874

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Grahame, Kenneth.

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About this Item: London: Methuen & Co., 1908. 8vo, (6), 302 pp., frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard. Original blue green cloth with pictorial gilt designs on backstrip and upper cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Cloth with a few marks, worn at joints and corners, front hinge cracked, scattered foxing throughout. An unsophisticated copy in a custom folding box. § First edition of the timeless adventures of Ratty, Mole, and Mr Toad, which originated in letters Grahame wrote to his seven-year old son "Mouse". Methuen wasn't sure what to make of the book, "no lighthearted story about a countryside community of animals but a long and ramifying fable", (Grolier 100) and released it on its adult rather than juvenile list, but children and their parents understood it from the start and a second edition was required with a month of publication. By the time of the E.H. Shepard illustrated edition in 1932 the book was recognised as a children's classic. Grolier Children's 100 #61. Cotsen I, 696. Seller Inventory # 106392

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The Wind in the Willows: GRAHAME, KENNETH

GRAHAME, KENNETH

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About this Item: Folio Society, London, 2008. Quarter Vellum. Condition: Fine. Charles Van Sandwyk (illustrator). Folio limited Edition. Gilt lettered quarter vellum over grey paper boards decorated in gilt and brown.Top edge gilt. Housed in green cloth clamshell box with gilt lettered title label. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies and 30 copies in roman numerals. This is copy XX. This book with an original copper etching signed and numberd by the artist. Although illustrated by many artists this edition is wonderfully illustrated for the first time by Canadian artist Charles Van Sanwyk. Fine copy of an elusive edition. Size: Folio. Signed By the Artist. Seller Inventory # 20901

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The Wind in the Willows.: BRANSOM, Paul.) GRAHAME,

BRANSOM, Paul.) GRAHAME, Kenneth.

Published by New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913 (1913)

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About this Item: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913, 1913. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine in gilt and to front cover in red and black on a white background, gilt, green, and blue illustrated design to front cover, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Gift inscription to binder's blank. A little bit of rubbing to extremities, some pages unopened, a few spots to text block, light rubbing to top edge, loss to fore-edge of p. 3 not affecting text, 5 cm rip to top corner p. 117. A very good, bright copy in the chipped and lightly soiled jacket, loss to spine ends, short closed tears and wear to extremities. Colour frontispiece with tissue guard, 9 colour plates, all by Bransom. First illustrated edition, first printing, published in the UK later the same year. The first edition of this classic work was first published in 1908 and was illustrated by a frontispiece. It is here accompanied for the first time with illustrations throughout, by American artist Paul Bransom. This edition of Grahame's classic is rarely found in the dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 122601

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Kenneth Grahame

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About this Item: Methuen, London, 1908. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 302 pp. Frontispiece by Graham Robertson. (8vo) publisher's gilt-decorated blue-green cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom morocco-backed box. First Edition. Light wear to edges; several pages opened roughly with the edges professionally mended with Japanese tissue; very good. The classic children s tale written as bedtime stories to be told to the author s son, featuring Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger who act, talk and philosophize like human beings. The hinges have been reinforced/ mended with removable archival tape. Seller Inventory # 01303

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