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Grahame, Kenneth

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1940)

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About this Item: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1940. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Color Illustrations By Arthur Rackham (illustrator). First Edition Collectible. #1974 of a limited edition of 2020 copies signed by the book designer & printer : Bruce Rogers. In ivory quarter-cloth over patterned paper covered boards, 4to, 244pp. tipped-in color Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall. Signed By Book Designer. Seller Inventory # 0820311

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The Wind in the Willows: Grahame, Kenneth; [Bruce

Grahame, Kenneth; [Bruce Rogers]

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1940)

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From: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA (Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1940. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Limited Edition. SIGNED. 244pp. Quarto [29 cm] 1/4 beige cloth with orange patterned paper over boards, with light rubbing to the extremities. Top edge gilt. Pages uncut. With an Introduction by A. A. Milne. This edition consists of two thousand & twenty copies printed at the Walpole Printing Office. This is copy #685. The illustrations were drawn by Arthur Rackham and the edition was designed by and printed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers. Signed by Bruce Rogers on the limitation page. From "The History of the Limited Editions Club" by Carol Porter Grossman (Oak Knoll Press, 2017) - "The Wind in the Willows is a handsome book, and as it turned out, the last book illustrated by Rackham. While George [Macy] had signed a contract with Rackham to do the book in 1936, with publication as an LEC in 1938, Rackham's poor health forced postponement of its publication. He was so ill that he was only allowed to work on the illustrations for about an hour a day. He was very eager to do the work. Years before, Kenneth Grahame had asked Rackham to illustrate the book, but a combination of Rackham's too-busy schedule and the publisher's reluctance to do another deluxe edition when there was still inventory of a prior one prevented it. Rackham perked up at the prospect of finally getting to do the book. He turned down other titles so that he would be able to finish this one. Kenneth Graham's widow was so thrilled that Rackham would illustrate the book that she escorted Rackham to various places along the Thames where Grahame had seen the creatures that inspired his book. Finally, in August 1939, George visited Rackham at his home in Primrose Hill for the last time. Rackham was extremely weak, but very pleased that he had finally finished the 16 illustrations.". Seller Inventory # 58355

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Kenneth Grahame

Published by the Limited Editions Club., New York (1940)

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From: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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About this Item: the Limited Editions Club., New York, 1940. Edition : Limited edition, number 1105 of 2020 copies., 1/4 cream cloth over marbled paper boards, title in gilt on flat spine, edges uncut, top edge in gilt., The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternatingly slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals: Mole, Rat (a European water vole), Toad, and Badger. They live in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley.Kenneth Grahame (1859 ? 1932) was a Scottish writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon. Both books were later adapted for stage and film, of which A. A. Milne's Toad of Toad Hall, based on part of The Wind in the Willows, was the first. Other adaptations include the Disney films The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and The Reluctant Dragon., Size : Quarto, This edition of ?The Wind in the Willows? consists of two thousand & twenty copies printed for The Limited Editions Club at the Walpole Printing Office. The illustrations were drawn by Arthur Rackham and the edition was designed by and printed under the supervision of Brian Roger. Copy No. 1105. A fine and handsome example, texts and plates are clean and crisp. Seller Inventory # B6394

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The Wind in the Willows: Grahame, Kenneth

Grahame, Kenneth

Published by New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940, Limited Edition, # 904 of 2020 copies. (1940)

ISBN 10: 1840224622ISBN 13: 9781840224627

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From: Christine's Books (Sarasota, FL, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940, Limited Edition, # 904 of 2020 copies., 1940. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Hand numbered and signed by Bruce Rogers. Large 4to., marbled boards backed in gilt titled buckram spine. Has 246 pages and 16 tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham. Top cover corner tip "bumped", just the tip, not bad. Spine is slightly darkened and has a few spots where color is slightly "stripped" or rubbed. Text, endpapers and plates are Mint condition. Overall, Very Good to VG+ copy in a poor, worn slipcase with top and bottom panels split open on one side. Extra postage needed. [Limited Editions Club]. Seller Inventory # 02510

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The Wind in the Willows: Grahame, Kenneth

Grahame, Kenneth

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1940)

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From: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA (East Woodstock, CT, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1940. # 989 of 2020 copies signed by Bruce Rogers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, his final book illustrations before his death. With the scarce publisher's newsletter laid in. Near fine with spine slightly darkened and with a few very small dark spots; offset from paper clip on front paste down, in a very good slipcase with light wear on the edges of the opening. Seller Inventory # 36457

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RACKHAM, Arthur] GRAHAME, Kenneth

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1940)

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From: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB (Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1940. Hardcover. Arthur Rackham (illustrator). First Edition. Bound in half white linen and marbled boards. Copy #717 of 2020 copies with an introduction by A. A. Milne and illustrated with 16 color plates by Arthur Rackham. First published in 1908, this is the first publication of this title with Rackham's illustrations. Designed by Bruce Rogers, who has SIGNED the colophon page, this is the only one of Rackham's major works to be first published posthumously, and this edition of the book is the only one to include all 16 color illustrations, the trade edition having only twelve. This is the first enduringly popular work of fiction to introduce the automobile as a major plot element. Light foxing to first and last few pages; mild soiling to the spine. Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Seller Inventory # 019443

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Grahame, Kenneth; Rackham, Arthur (illus); [Milne, A.A.; Rogers, Bruce]

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1940)

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From: Lux Mentis, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: 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

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Wind in the Willows, The: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator;

RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; GRAHAME, Kenneth; Rogers, Bruce; Limited Editions Club

Published by New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940 (1940)

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From: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. (Calabasas, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940, 1940. Arthur Rackham's "Wind in the Willows" [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. Limited to 2,020 numbered copies (this copy being No. 1315), signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 289 x 207 mm.). [2], 244, [2] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates. "Printed at the Walpole Printing Office.The edition was designed by and printed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers" (Colophon). Original quarter pale yellow buckram over patterned paper boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine, partially uncut copy. In the original publisher's olive green cardboard slipcase. "The Wind in the Willows was not published in England until 1950, but it found two publishers, one for a de luxe edition (The Limited Editions Club, New York) and one for a trade edition (The Heritage Press, New York) in the United States posthumously in the year following Rackham's death. The book is a gentle delight, presenting sixteen illustrations which in no way fight with the more famous imaginative world created by Shepherd, although if Shepherd had not preceded him, then Rackham might have anthropomorphized his creatures even more. Several of the plates are delightful: the 'Golden Day when the three heroes walked by the Caravan, Mole leading a happy horse'; the placid Rat handing a hamper to put into a boat, a plate famous among Rackham lovers because it was the boat for which Rackham forgot to draw the oars, an omission which some see as significant in view of the artist's imminent death. Perhaps the most interesting picture is the frontispiece, which depicts the egocentric Toad levelled to the drab clothes of a no-pocket washerwoman, hopping about permissively, totally unequipped for the real contest. In the real world of people, like all egoists, animal or human, he is alien, and it is a typical piece of Rackhamerie that we should see two children laughing at the glum toad, not because he is a toad, but because he is obviously pretending to be something else. It is with a sense of a serious loss that one turns to the imprint of the de luxe edition in search of the familiar Rackham signature, and finds not the careful hand of Rackham, but that of the designer Bruce Rogers, who saw the book and Rackham's pictures through the press." (Gettings, Arthur Rackham. Pp. 168-169). "This was the final book Arthur Rackham illustrated before his death in 1939" (Riall, pp. 197-198). Bruce Rogers (1870 - 1957) was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring stolid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur. Seller Inventory # 02735

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: Grahame, Kenneth; Milne,

Grahame, Kenneth; Milne, A.A. (introduction); Rackham, Arthur; Rogers, Bruce (designer)

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1940)

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From: Type Punch Matrix (Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1940. Signed limited first Rackham edition, one of 2020 copies signed by fine press book designer Bruce Rogers, a stunning copy. The distinctly English atmosphere of this classic bucolic tale notwithstanding, this edition was first published in the United States and not published in England until 1950. Only two years before this edition, Updike called Rogers "the most exquisitely sensitive designer of books that this country, or perhaps any country, possesses." The stories of timid Mole, practical Rat, wise Badger, and intemperate Mr. Toad remain excellent bedtime reading. This is a beautiful gift edition. 11.25'' x 8''. Original quarter tan cloth, orange patterned boards. In original green slipcase. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Illustrated by Rackham with 16 magnificent mounted color plates. 245, [1] pages. Signed by Rogers on limitation page at rear. Book a couple barely visible spots to spine, else fine; slipcase repaired at joints. About fine in very good slipcase. Seller Inventory # 11219

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The Wind in the Willows. With an: RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.);

RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRAHAME, Kenneth.

Published by New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940 (1940)

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About this Item: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940, 1940. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial title block to front, inner dentelles gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. Colour frontispiece and 15 colour plates mounted on heavy off-white paper. Signed limited edition, number 1077 of 2,020 numbered copies signed by the designer Bruce Rogers. Rackham had been asked to illustrate the first edition of 1908 but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted the decision, but just before his death he was able to illustrate this Limited Editions Club edition. Seller Inventory # 122097

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