THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

First edition thus. Deluxe signed limited edition. Original publisher's full green morocco by Zaehnsdorf, in the publisher's printed slipcase. Five raised bands and titles in gilt to the spine, the upper board illustrated in gilt. All edges gilt. Full colour endpapers, illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, and without fading or toning of the spine. The contents with a small previous owner's bookplate to the blank front free endpaper are clean, bright and fine throughout. The original slipcase remains firm with just the lightest of rubbing at the extremities. A beautiful example.

Limited to 250 copies of which this is hand numbered 110 and signed by E. H. Shepard in black ink on the limitation page. Originally illustrated by Shepard in black and white for the 1931 printing of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale, for this edition the artist redrew the illustrations based on those originals, adding colour for the first time.

Stock code: 19680

£2,250

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