Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Kenneth Grahame. [Ernest H. Shepard, illustrator]. The Wind in the Willows. London: Methuen & Co., [1931]. First edition illustrated by Shepard, limited to 200 numbered copies on handmade paper, of which this is number eighty-seven, and signed by the author and the illustrator. Large octavo (8.875 x 7.125 inches; 225 x 182 mm.). [2, blank], [vi], 312 pages; in-text illustrations throughout, folding map and paper label inserted at rear. Publisher's green quarter-cloth over light bluish-gray paper-covered boards; printed paper label affixed to spine; page edges untrimmed; in the original dust jacket. Spine just barely skewed; spine ends very softly pushed with only a touch of wear; board edges (particularly the bottom) lightly soiled with some minor wear; upper edge of paper label with a couple tiny tears. Top edge of text block a little dusty; endpapers with some faint offsetting; previous owner gift inscription on the front free endpaper; a couple page edges roughly opened. Dust jacket spine panel browned, with a short interior tear near the front panel fold and the publisher's device; front and rear panels tanned; folds worn; crown and fold edges lightly chipped with no loss of printed ink; short (about three-quarters of one inch) tear to the upper edge of the rear panel, with corresponding crease; soiled and lightly foxed. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket; housed in a custom clamshell case. From the Collection of James C. Seacrest.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    ** Lots bearing estimates and without Consignor Reserve shall open at Heritage Auctions' discretion (usually 25% to 60% of the low estimate).

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    13th Thursday 11:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    13th Thursday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    26 Days 10h 54m 38s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: 20
    Page Views: 153

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    This lot is in: 1 - Grand Format Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 45001-45166) - 12:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, September 13, 2018.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

    Show All Session Information

    Show Auction Type Info

    Exhibition Viewing Times, Title Page, Floor Session and License Information

    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Dallas
    3500 Maple Ave
    17th Floor
    Dallas, TX 75219

    Opening Bid:
    Bid Protection
    w/ Buyer's Premium (BP) : $1,250.00 Minimum Next Bid: $1,000 ($1,250.00 w/ BP)
    Track Item