The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
Methuen & Co., 1969, illustrated title page, colour illustrated plates, black and white illustrations, illustrated end papers (maps), colour dipped (red) top fore edge, hardcover, dust jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners short gift inscription on reverse front end paper, dust jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, creasing, chipping and small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“Ever since Kenneth Grahame wrote the story for his young son, countless children have grown up with Toad, Mole, Rat, Badger and the rest as intimate friends – knowing exactly how they look through Ernest Shepard’s classic illustrations.
Now another generation of children will meet The Wind in the Willows characters in a new dimension: in colour. For this handsome edition Mr Shepard has drawn eight pages of colour illustrations, capturing both the enchantment of the Berkshire water-meadows and the lively humour of the river-bankers. As the author himself said, ‘it is a book of youth, and those who still keep the spirit of youth alive in them; of life, sunshine, running water, woodlands, dusty roads, winter firesides’. It is a book for every child to own and to experience again and again.”