The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

In our 3rd February Antiques, Interiors and Books Auction

A signed limited edition of the classic Tales of the Riverbank


30/01/2021    

 

Lot 27 is a superb deluxe signed limited edition of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale of the riverbank, The Wind in the Willows.

Although the book was first published in 1908, the first illustrated edition was not published until 1931. Ernest H Shepard, already well-known for his illustrations for A A Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh books, was chosen to draw the pictures. His wonderful images are now inextricably linked with Grahame’s storyline.

For this edition Shepard redrew his illustrations and also coloured them. Only 250 copies were printed, each finely bound in green morocco with gilt edges, and each signed and numbered by Shepard in 1971. Shepard died five years later in 1976, aged 96. The estimate is £300-500.

 

 

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Lot 27 (Antiques, Interiors & Books including the Contents of Castell Gyrn, 3rd February 2021)
GRAHAME, Kenneth, The Wind in the Willows.

Coloured Illustrations by E H Shepard. 1st edn, 1971.
One of 250 copies signed by Ernest H Shepard. Full green crushed morocco gilt, all edges gilt, in slip case.

Estimate: £300 - £500
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February Antiques, Interiors & Books Auction
including the Contents of Castell Gyrn
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 10:00

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