With an Introduction by A. A. Milne. 245  pp. With tipped-in color illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Folio, publisher's cloth-backed decorated paper boards, t.e.g., in publisher's slipcase. First edition; No. 669 of 2020 copies signed by Bruce Rogers, the designer. Spine very slightly tanned; otherwise fine in a slipcase with some rubbing and wear along the joints. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Wind in the Willows.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
Publication Date: 1940
Book Description Limited Editions Club, New York, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. Very minor shelf/edge wear, light toning at spine, small soil mark at head, owner bookplate at front pastedown, else tight, bright and unmarred. Slipcase shows several splits (three poorly repaired with [not so] invisible tape, light shelf/edge wear, else bright and clean. Quarterbound, gilt lettering and decorative elements (spine and slipcase), marbled paper boards, color frontispiece, teg. Small 4to. 245pp. Illus. (color plates). Limited edition of 2020 volumes, this being 1691. Signed by Bruce Rogers. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A.A. Milne. Rackham had been invited to illustrate the first edition of Willows in 1908, but was unable to accept the project. He regretted the miss for years, but was able, just before passing away, to illustrate the LEC edition (not unlike Alice Neel's death-bed illustration of Fall of the House of Usher for LEC). While the slipcase is in need of repair/replacement, the volume itself is very handsome. Very Good+ (Textblock Fine) in Good+ Slipcase. Seller Inventory # 3712