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The Wind In The Willows : The Centenary Special Edition Illustrated By Charles Van Sandwyk : With The Etching Signed By The Illustrator : With The Publisher s 4 Page Illustrated Flyer by  Kenneth Grahame - Signed First Edition - 2008 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 11111112222233454)

The Wind In The Willows : The Centenary Special Edition Illustrated By Charles Van Sandwyk : With The Etching Signed By The Illustrator : With The Publisher s 4 Page Illustrated Flyer

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The Wind In The Willows : The Centenary Special Edition Illustrated By Charles Van Sandwyk : With The Etching Signed By The Illustrator : With The Publisher s 4 Page Illustrated Flyer

by Grahame, Kenneth

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The special centenary edition published by The Folio Society in London : 2008. The Book is in Fine unread condition. The original tissue paper protecting the book is still present. Strictly limited to 1,000 numbered copies, this is number 558. The book is handbound in quarter vellum, blocked on the spine in 22-carat gold, with vellum tips and paper sides blocked in three shades of metallic foil. Each copy contains a limitation spread with a tipped-in etching, hand-printed under the artist's supervision and signed by him with the limitation number. New illustrations have been created by Charles van Sandwyk, and the book now contains 16 colour plates, all tipped in by hand, with gold edges and exquisite gold borders. Forty new pen-and-ink drawings have been added, including chapter heads and tails, as well as many hand-drawn captions. The newly designed endpapers showing an architectural plan of Toad Hall have been printed by letterpress. The calligraphy has been printed letterpress by the Logan Press. Gilded top edge, 280 pages. Book size: 13" x 9¾". Presented in the near fine publisher's original cloth-bound solander box with gilt lettered title label. Loosely inserted is the very scarce publisher's 4 page flyer which has coloured illustrations on each page. The postscript to the flyer states: 'the drawings in this letter were made especially for it, and have never been printed anywhere else'. Very scarce with such attributes. A wonderful production celebrating the 100th anniversary of the the title's first publication. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

Synopsis

The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie. The Wind in the Willows was in its thirty-first printing when then-famous playwright, A. A. Milne, who loved it, adapted a part of it for stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929.

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Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
11111112222233454
Title
The Wind In The Willows : The Centenary Special Edition Illustrated By Charles Van Sandwyk : With The Etching Signed By The Illustrator : With The Publisher s 4 Page Illustrated Flyer
Author
Grahame, Kenneth
Illustrator
Charles van Sandwyk
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Folio Society, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
2008
Keywords
Folio, Sandwyk, willows, Grahame

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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We are a family-run business in the city of Leicester. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over 250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are members of the PBFA.

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