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Kenneth Grahame
The Wind in the Willows - Folio Society Centenary Edition Kenneth Grahame Ltd Ed
UK: Folio Society, 2008. See item description below. This is the deluxe Centenary Edition of "The Wind in the Willows," written by Kenneth Grahame and published in the UK by Folio Society in 2008, in a limited edition of 1,000 copies (this being No. 515). The book is in Near Fine condition, in a very good case. The case has an indentation at back top, some wear and fading to the cloth at the corners, a bit of a dusty look which our photo exaggerates. More details about the book: Vellum quarter binding blocked in 22-carat gold. New etching hand-printed, signed and numbered by the artist, and tipped onto a special limitation page of thick laid paper. Around 100 illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk, with 16 tipped-in colour plates. Presented in a cloth-bound solander box. Gilded top edge; 280 pages; 13" x 9¾" The Folio Society is delighted to mark the 100th anniversary of The Wind in the Willows with a superb limited edition. Hand-bound in quarter vellum, with newly commissioned illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk, this will be the definitive collectors' edition, limited to 1,000 copies only. The Wind in the Willows was first published in October 1908. It was only after it was illustrated, first by Ernest Shepard and later Arthur Rackham, that Kenneth Grahame's book began to attract the acclaim it deserved. In 2005 Charles van Sandwyk's illustrations for The Folio Society's prize-winning edition of The Wind in the Willows continued this tradition of fine illustration. His work won favourable comparisons with Shepard and Rackham - rare indeed for a contemporary artist. Every a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: MenaDan Memorabilia (mturchi) [Tucson, Arizona, United States]
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