The Wind In the Willows

by Grahame, Kenneth

The Wind in the Willows is a classic children's book by Kenneth Grahame, published in 1908. The story follows the adventures of four animal friends - Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad - as they explore the English countryside, battle against weasels and stoats, and learn about the value of friendship, loyalty, and the joys of a simple life. Through their adventures, the characters discover the importance of home and the pleasures of a peaceful existence. With its charming characters, vivid descriptions of nature, and timeless themes, The Wind in the Willows remains a beloved classic today.

First Edition Identification

Methuen and Company published the First UK Edition, First Printing hardcover in 1908, London. The edition is bound in green-blue cloth boards with intricate gold gilt illustrations and lettering. The first edition dust wrapper can be identified by the publisher’s printed price of 6’- on the front panel on peach-tan paper with black inked illustration. 

Methuen and Company published the First Illustrated Edition hardcover in 1931, London. The illustrated edition was made in a set of 200 copies signed by both Grahame and Shepard, printed on handmade paper. Grahame's children's classic was originally published in 1908 with only a frontispiece for an illustration. Although the work was subsequently published with illustrations by several artists, it was E. H. Shepard who brought the narrative to life with his evocative line drawings

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

The Folio Society published a Limited Edition, Special Centenary Edition hardcover in 2008, London. The book is bound in quarter vellum with gold gilt on the cover and spine. Each copy contains a limitation spread with a tipped-in etching, hand-printed by Charles Van Sandwyk containing 16 coloured plates with gold detailing. This particular edition is often accompanied by a light green cloth-bound solander box with gilt lettered title label.

Methuen and Company published a First Edition Thus, Limited Edition hardcover in 1971, London. The edition is bound in green boards with 5 raided bands and titles in gilt on the spine. The front cover has a gilt illustration of the characters. Often accompanying this copy is the publisher’s printed slipcase. 

Limited Editions Club published a Limited US Edition hardcover in 1940, New York. The edition is bound in cream cloth patterned boards with gold gilt.

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by Grahame, Kenneth

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London: Methuen and Co. 1908. 8vo. First Edition. Frontis., [viii.], 302 pp., blank, printer's details on verso. Original blue/green gilt lettered and elaborately decorated cloth; top edge gilt, others uncut. Frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Some rubbing to the edges, bumping to base of spine, a little foxing to the prelims and endpapers, faint ink owner's name to front pastedown, but… Read more about this item
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London: Methuen and Co, 1908. First Edition. Near fine/Near fine. Graham Robertson. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (190 x 120 mm). pp. [1] + viii + 302 + i. Laid paper, deckle edges, t.e.g. With a captioned frontispieces, "And a River went out of Eden", on coated paper after a pen-and-ink drawing by Walford Graham Robertson… Read more about this item
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by GRAHAME, Kenneth; illustrated by SHEPARD, Ernest H.:

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London: Methuen Children's Books. 1971. First edition thus. 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,… Read more about this item
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Wind in the Willows - Classic Story Collection (20 volume box set)

by Grahame, Kenneth

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by Grahame, Kenneth. (Text) Hague, Michael. (Illustrations)

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NY: HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON.. Near Fine. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0030562945 . First Edition of the Michael Hague illustrated edition. A uncommon advance salesman's dummy designed for the publisher's sales force prior to publication for purposes of promoting the book. This copy is INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by Michael Hague 3 months prior to publication… Read more about this item
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by Grahame, Kenneth, Introduction By A. A. Milne, Color Plates By Arthur Rackham

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. Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind In The Willows. Copyight 1940. Heritage Press. USED. VG+ Condition/ VG+ Original Canary yellow cart Slipcase. Blue boards with drawing of Toad dressed as the washerwoman on the Front Cover. February, 1966 Printing Thus of 20,000 copies. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 190 pages. 6 1/2 X 10. Please see stock photos. Our copy is crisp… Read more about this item
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Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1931. FIRST EDITION with Ernest Shepard illustrations. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.3 inches). Aside from some brown marking to one page, this is generally a very good copy, illustrated throughout with Shepard`s beautiful line drawings. Finely bound in recent full dark green morocco leather binding, spine with raised bands, ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt.… Read more about this item
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[RACKHAM, Arthur]. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. With an Introduction by A. A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. NY: Limited Editions Club, 1940. 4to, 246pp. Beige quarter-cloth stamped in gilt with marbled boards. 16 hand-mounted color plates. Spine ends a bit rubbed, upper corners bumped, lower corners lightly so, spine discolored (probably due to sunning) at… Read more about this item
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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1923. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A charming and neat early edition of the classic tale The Wind in The Willows. Fourteenth edition. A children's novel following Mole, Ratty, and Badger as they try to help Mr. Toad, after he becomes obsessed with motorcars and gets… Read more about this item
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Methuen & Co ltd. London. 1931. FIRST SHEPARD EDITION. 8vo. (7.3 x 5 inches). The 38th edition overall, this is the first time the story was published with Shepard`s beautiful line drawings. A little light foxing to just a few pages but overall a very good copy, finely bound, by Riviere Bookbinder of Bath, in early half dark blue… Read more about this item
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The Wind in the Willows; With a Frontispiece by Graham Robertson
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London: Methuen and Company, 1908. First Edition, First Impression. Full leather. Near fine. First edition of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.. Octavo, [8], 302pp, [2]. Full forest green morocco, five raised bands, title in gilt on red label affixed to spine. Gilt embellishments to spine, thin gilt border to both covers. Top edge gilt, with… Read more about this item
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The 43rd edition published by Methuen, London in 1933. The BOOK is in Very Good+ or better condition. The correct first issue of this edition with blue cloth boards with titles blind embossed on front and in gilt on spine. Just a hint of pushing at the spine ends and a little light spotting to the text-block and the prelims.… Read more about this item
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The Wind In The Willows

by Kenneth Grahame

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1965 hardcover as pictured. Reset of 1961 edition. Binding is tight. Tan and Green cloth boards are soiled and show light edge wear. Corners lightly bumped. Pencil marking on FFEP. Edge of text block is soiled. Text itself is clean and unmarked. Your purchase helps support our small public library. s AR
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Limited Editions Club, 1940. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/Slipcase. Arthur Rackham. Limited Editions Club,1940. Limited to 2020 copies, this is copy number 35. Signed by designer, Bruce Rogers, on limitation page at end of book. Hard Cover in slipcase. Top edge gilt, rough cut pages. Grey slipcase is sound, with numerous tiny chips around open edge, tiny chip… Read more about this item
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by GRAHAME, Kenneth; illustrated by SHEPARD, Ernest H.:

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London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1959. First edition, with new plates in full colour by Ernest Shepard. First edition, with new plates in full colour by Ernest Shepard. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with eight full page colour plates and line drawings throughout by E. H. Shepard. A very good copy,… Read more about this item
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London: Methuen and Company Ltd. 1908. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original blue-green cloth with gilt illustration and title to the front and spine, in the supplied first printing dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. Black and white frontispiece by Graham Robertson, complete with tissue guard, as issued. A better than very good copy, the binding square and… Read more about this item
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The WIND IN THE WILLOWS

by Grahame, Kenneth

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1966
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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS; Kenneth Grahame / Illustrated by Don Daily
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by Grahame, Kenneth

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Courage Books / Running Press, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Pictorial boards. Fine/Very Good. Don Daily. Folio (10 1/8" x 13 1/4"), glossy pictorial boards with Willows' characters picnicking by a meandering stream, image repeated on dust jacket (unclipped), illustrated by Don Daily with full-color images, pictorial endpapers, 54,[55-56] pages. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED & in SUPERIOR CONDITION:… Read more about this item
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by KENNETH GRAHAME , ARTHUR RACKHAM

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NEW YORK: THE HERITAGE ILLUSTRATED BOOKSHELF Blur Cloth Boards with bright gilt blocked titles to spine and toad dressed as washerwoman to front, 240 x 165 mm approx. all edges of book block stained red, xiv + 190 pp. Frontis + 11 other full colour plates by Rackham as called for + chapter head b/w line drawings. Undated - 1940's… Read more about this item
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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Methuen & Co. Ltd, reprint 1966), illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. This classic children's book was originally published in 1908 and first illustrated with b/w line drawings by E. H. Shepard (1879-1976) for the 1931 edition. Shepard later re-visited the work and produced further illustrations in colour for the 1959 edition, this… Read more about this item
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