The Wind in the Willows.

The Wind in the Willows.
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London: Methuen & Co., 1908. 8vo, (6), 302 pp., frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard. Original blue green cloth with pictorial gilt designs on backstrip and upper cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Cloth with a few marks, worn at joints and corners, front hinge cracked, scattered foxing throughout. An unsophisticated copy in a custom folding box. First edition of the timeless adventures of Ratty, Mole, and Mr Toad, which originated in letters Grahame wrote to his seven-year old son “Mouse”. Methuen wasn’t sure what to make of the book, “no lighthearted story about a countryside community of animals but a long and ramifying fable”, (Grolier 100) and released it on its adult rather than juvenile list, but children and their parents understood it from the start and a second edition was required with a month of publication. By the time of the E.H. Shepard illustrated edition in 1932 the book was recognised as a children’s classic. Grolier Children’s 100 #61. Cotsen I, 696. (Item Id: 106392)

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