Kenneth Grahame. [Ernest H. Shepard, illustrator].Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionKenneth Grahame. [Ernest H. Shepard, illustrator]. The Wind in the Willows. London: Methuen & Co., . 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.
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