The Wind in the Willows
By Kenneth Grahame; illustrated Ernest H. Shepard
1931 - London - Methuen and Co.
7.5" by 5", 312pp, 8pp publisher's catalogue to rear
A lovely illustrated edition of Grahame's classic illustrated by E. H. Shepard, with illustrated maps to endpapers and numerous illustrations integrated into the text throughout.
Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 - 6 July 1932) was a Scottish writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature.
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 and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley.
With an ink inscription to front free endpaper.
Bound by W. H. Smith and Son Bookbinder Salisbury, with binder's label to rear pastedown.
In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, smart with slight bumping and very slight wear to extremities. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound but with some pages starting. Generally bright and clean throughout.
Overall: VERY GOOD
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