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Kenneth Grahame
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. This is for a (1) copy of The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame. With an introduction by A. A. Milne. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club 1940, Limited to 2,020 copies. This copy is number 101 and signed by the designer Bruce Rogers (see picture of limitation page). This fine volume has been hand-bound gild & elaborate tooled leather by Weitz-Colman and includes the slipcase. Spine has fading & one spot on the slipcase. This great edition would sure to be a great addition to your collection! The volume is illustrated in color by Arthur Rackham. This is the last book Rackham illustrated before his death in 1939. {please see pictures ~ request additional pictures if needed} The Wind in the Willows is a classic by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. The classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The classic is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley. In 1908, Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved back to Berkshire, where he had lived as a child, and spent his time by the River Thames, doing much as the animal characters in his book do - to quote, "simply messing about in boats" - and expanding the bedtime stories he had earlier told his son Alastair into a manuscript for the book. The Limited Editions Club of New York was started in 1929 by George Macy. At 29- … [Click Below for Full Description]
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