THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1st. 1950
Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper. 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.
Couple of small fade marks to top edge of spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper has been torn in two pieces down front panel and stuck back together with magic tape. There are other tears to wrapper, with a few pieces of loss.
Stock no. 2124400