The Wind in the Willows book by Kenneth Grahame is for sale. The vintage Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows book is just the sixth edition published by Methuen and Co Ltd in London in 1911.
The Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows was first published by Methuen and Co Ltd in London in October 1908 with the same front board and spine design as this sixth edition book.
The Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows has the original binding with profusely decorated front board and spine and plain back board as required.
The Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows front board features a stunning large gilt illustration of Pan the Piper at the Gates of Dawn, which is taken from Chapter 7. The spine of Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows has an equally stunning gilt illustration of Toad dressed in early motoring dress and goggles.
The binding is in Near Fine condition being exceptionally clean with crisp gilt decorations to the front board and spine with only minor knocks to the top and bottom of the spine, very slight wear to the edge of the spine, and very minor knocks to the corners of the book. This is a highly desirable The Wind in the Willows binding that will make a great addition to a collection of vintage Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows books or any collection of vintage children’s illustrated books.
The Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows has 302 numbered pages, that are rough cut with the top edge gilt. The pages have the Half Title Page, the Graham Robertson Frontispiece, the tissue guard between the Frontispiece and Title Page, Title Page, the Copyright Page, the Contents Page which lists all of the 12 Chapters from this iconic early twentieth century children’s story. The Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows pages are in overall Very Good condition being exceptionally clean with light age toning to the pages and the page edges.