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The Wind in the Willows by  KENNETH GRAHAME - Signed First Edition - 1931 - from Contact Editions (SKU: 16588)

The Wind in the Willows

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The Wind in the Willows

by GRAHAME, KENNETH

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About Fine./VG+
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London: Methuen, 1931. 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.. Signed By the Author & Illustrator. 1st of This Edition. Cloth and Boards. About Fine./VG+. Illus. by E.H. Shepard. Octavo.

Synopsis

The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie. The Wind in the Willows was in its thirty-first printing when then-famous playwright, A. A. Milne, who loved it, adapted a part of it for stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929.

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Bookseller
Contact Editions CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
16588
Title
The Wind in the Willows
Author
GRAHAME, KENNETH
Illustrator
E.H. Shepard
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - About Fine.
Jacket condition
VG+
Edition
1st of This Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Methuen
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1931
Size
Octavo

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We are located at 491 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario in our little house of all sorts in the shadow of CASA LOMA, Toronto's only castle.
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jacket
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Cloth
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spine
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First Edition
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buckram
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octavo
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