The Wind in the Willows. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham (1951)
Book ID: 64941
The Wind in the Willows. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A.A. Milne. London: Methuen & Co., 1951. Pp xii, 178, uncut. Folio. Full cream calf boards, fraying to tail of spine, light discolouration to covers, contents in fine bright condition. Housed publisher’s original cardboard slipcase, with title-label to upper cover.
Limited Edition of 500 Numbered Copies Printed on Handmade Paper.
With twelve tipped-in plates in colour, & many drawings in black & white throughout the text. This special limited edition illustrated by one of the leading artists during the Golden Age of British book illustration, was issued to mark the 100th edition of this children’s classic, featuring the exploits of Mole, Ratty and Toad.
The first edition of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ was issued on October 8th, 1908, and since then has been reprinted in a variety of editions, illustrated and unillustrated, ninety-nine times.