The Wind in the Willows.
London: Methuen & Co., 1908. First edition, first printing. Contemporary blue half-calf backed blue cloth, six-paneled spine, title and author panels in red and green, respectively, gilt decorations. Fore- and lower edges untrimmed, top edge trimmed and gilt. Margins remain wide and largely unaffected. Some trivial foxing throughout, overall internally bright, tight, and clean. Minor rubbing and scuffing to leather. Overall very near fine. Item #212572
This is the first appearance of one of the most important imaginative texts of the 20th century. Kenneth Graham's beautifully bucolic bedtime-story-turned-book rests in the influential background of the likes of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, A.A. Milne and many others.