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Wind in the Willows Kenneth Graham  illustrated E H Shepard

The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Graham



The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Reprint 1967 by Methuen 11 New Fetter Lane London EC4

256 Pages

Size: 16.5cm x 11cm

12 Black and White illustrations by Ernest Howard Shepard.

Original dust jacket

Clean copy which is not price-clipped and there are no inscriptions

Green cloth boards 

Condition overall is good.

Dust Jacket is fair with scuffing, some edge creasing and wear on edges.

Green Cloth Boards are good with age-related wear to edges overall clean and bright. Decorative gilt spine has age related wear to edges.

Slight foxing to intital pages front and back ie free end papers, title page and pages 7 & 256. 

Flycover details written in 1967

First published in 1908, this magical story of the river bank, the open road and the adventures of Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger has captured the imagination of countless chldren and adults through more than three generations and has sold over three million copies in its various editions.

Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976) was a well-known, talented artist whose work with the great writers Kenneth Grahame and A.A. Milne,  brough their characters to life. Winnie the Pooh and Mole, Ratty, Toad, and Badger and crew. He also did illustrations for David Copperfield, Aesops Fables and worked for Punch.

For his bravery during World War One he was the Military Cross and later in his life in 1972 was made OBE.  He is buried in St Peter's Church Lodsworth, near Chicester, West Sussex

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)

Scottish children's writer, born in Edinburgh, the son of an advocate.Educated at St Edward's School in Oxford and on leaving school he entered the world of banking becmong a 'gentleman clerk.'  His first three works were written collected essays and country tales.

Pagan Papers (1893)

The Golden Age (1895)

Dream Days (1898) 

In 1908 he retired as Secretary from the Bank of England and wrote his best-known work The Wind in the Willows. 

The Fowey Hall Hotel in Cornwall is beleived by some to have been the model for Toad Hall in Grahame's work as he was a frequent visitor to the resort. Possibly as a guest of Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. The eight courtyard bedrooms at the Hotel are named after charcters in the Wind in the Willows. 




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