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, light discolouration to covers & fraying to head of spine; contents in fine bright condition. Housed in custom made solander box.
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.
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. This special limited edition, illustratred by one of the leading artists of the Golden Age of British book illustration, was issued to mark the 100th edition of this children's classic.