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Grahame, Kenneth

Published by Everyman's Library (1993)

ISBN 10: 0679418024ISBN 13: 9780679418023

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About this Item: Everyman's Library, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Arthur Rackham (illustrator). Later Printing. 8vo - over 7" - 9" A very good copy in original green cloth stamped in gilt and black, color pictorial label on upper cover (some wear to spine). No jacket. Seller Inventory # 005513163

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GRAHAME, Kenneth.

Published by London, Michael Joseph, 1988. First edition: (1988)

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About this Item: London, Michael Joseph, 1988. First edition:, 1988. pp192, col. & b/w illus. by Ernest Shepard, Arthur Rackham, and others. 4to, cloth. Very good in dust jacket. Grahame's letters to his son constituted the first draft of the famous book. They are published here for the first time, together with Gooderson's account of how the book came to be written. Seller Inventory # 280851

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Grahame, Kenneth [Ernest Shepard, Arthur Rackham et al illusts.]

Published by Pavilion London 1988 (1988)

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About this Item: Pavilion London 1988, 1988. 1st edition hardback with dust jacket As New large octavo 191pp., col. & b/w pls., text ills., Kenneth Grahame wrote these letters to Alastair, his 7 year old son. They became the first draft of his famous book. With illustrations from some of the more famous editions. Seller Inventory # 126825

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Kenneth Grahame

Published by Easton Press (1982)

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About this Item: Easton Press, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. [Decorative Binding] [Illustrated] Grahame, Kenneth; [illustrations by Arthur Rackham]; The Wind in the Willows; Norwalk, CT; 1982; Easton Press; Octavo (9.5 x 6.5 inches); 190 pages; first Easton edition. With illustrations by Rackham, this children s classic is near fine, bound in beige leather with gilt ornamentation and text on two-banded spine. Very light wear to boards; tight binding; ribbon marker is tucked into bottom edge of textblock as issued; interior is immaculate. A very handsome gift-worthy copy of Grahame s classic. Seller Inventory # 10714

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Rackham, Arthur, Kenneth Grahame. A. A. Milne

Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (1982)

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About this Item: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1982. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, Leather Bound. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. Easton Press Collector's Library of Famous Editions. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Seller Inventory # 120962

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The Wind in the Willows. With A: Grahame, Kenneth [Charles

Grahame, Kenneth [Charles Van Sandwyk Illustrated]

Published by London The Folio Society 2005 (2005)

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About this Item: London The Folio Society 2005, 2005. (4) 3-251 (1)pp Octavo. Original green cloth boards, with gilt decorations on front board and a gilt title/decorations on spine. Etching by Charles Van Sandwyk mounted on front board. Spine has slight sun fading on spine. Includes a tipped in Artists proof Etching signed by Van Sandwyk before title page. Numerous coloured and small line drawings throughout text. Comes in a light green decorated slipcase. Book and slipcase in as new condition, a fine copy of this book. Charles Van Sandwyk's illustrations have been compared favourably to Ernest Shepard's and Arthur Rackham's illustrations of Kenneth Grahame's classic work. Van Sandwyk's works hang in the National Library of Canada and his other award-winning books include the Parade to Paradise, Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds and How to See Fairies. Van Sandwyk is a very successful vancouver artist who is known for his whimsical illustrations. Best selling book in Folio Society's history, and the first edition is uncommon. An Iconic children's novel in very fine condition. Seller Inventory # 142725

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GRAHAME, Kenneth (1859-1932), [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]

Published by London: Methuen and Co., 1950 (1950)

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About this Item: London: Methuen and Co., 1950, 1950. [Children's classic] FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Octavo, pp.xii; 178. Beautifully illustrated by Mr. Rackham with 12 full colour plates, including frontispiece, plus several line drawings. Elegantly bound in green half morocco, gilt to spine, raised bands and top edge gilt, matching cloth sides, original spine preserved at rear. Internally clean, exterior unmarked. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. The classic tale of the riverbank, wonderfully illustrated by the celebrated English book artist Arthur Rackham. Seller Inventory # 53857

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The Wind in the Willows. With A: Grahame, Kenneth [Charles

Grahame, Kenneth [Charles Van Sandwyk Illustrated]

Published by London The Folio Society 2005 (2005)

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About this Item: London The Folio Society 2005, 2005. First Edition (5)3-251 (1)pp Octavo. Original green cloth boards, with gilt decorations on front board and a gilt title/decorations on spine. Etching by Charles Van Sandwyk mounted on front board. Spine has slight sun fading on spine. Edges have very minor wear and a small bump mark on the front board. Corners are slightly bumped. Signed by Van Sandwyk on the half title page. Includes a tipped in Artists proof Etching signed by Van Sandwyk before title page. Numerous coloured and small line drawings throughout text. Comes in a light green decorated slipcase that has very minor sun fading, a fine copy of this book. Charles Van Sandwyk's illustrations have been compared favourably to Ernest Shepard's and Arthur Rackham's illustrations of Kenneth Grahame's classic work. Van Sandwyk's works hang in the National Library of Canada and his other award-winning books include the Parade to Paradise, Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds and How to See Fairies. Van Sandwyk is a very successful vancouver artist who is known for his whimsical illustrations. Best selling book in Folio Society's history, and the first edition is uncommon. An Iconic children's novel in very fine condition. Seller Inventory # 142726

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The Wind in the Willows. Illustrations by: RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.);

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

Published by New York: The Heritage Press, 1940 (1940)

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About this Item: New York: The Heritage Press, 1940, 1940. Octavo. Original red cloth-backed blue cloth boards, titles to spine and pictorial design to front cover in yellow, edges red. With the illustrated dust jacket and slipcase. Very slight rubbing to rear board. A very good copy in lightly foxed dust jacket with light dampstains along spine. Slipcase likewise lightly foxed, with a few light dampstains and small splits to corners. Colour frontispiece, 11 colour plates, and black and white illustrations in text. First Rackham trade edition, first printing. "This edition is the first appearance of the 14 line drawings, which were not included in the limited edition designed by Bruce Rogers [for the Limited Editions Club and published the same year]" (Riall). Seller Inventory # 143693

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Grahame Kenneth

Published by Methuen & Co, London (1950)

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About this Item: Methuen & Co, London, 1950. Quarter Leather Green. Condition: Almost Fine. Arthur Rackham (illustrator). First Thus. Finely rebound in green leather with raised bands gilt ruling Titles and devises to the compartments, matching marbled boards.new eps. 12 fabulous colour plates by Arthur Rackham, 178pp. A wonderful children`s classic. A small amount of foxing on the half title ,title and first few pages. Seller Inventory # 004275

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The Wind in the Willows: Grahame, Kenneth. Illustrations

Grahame, Kenneth. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A. A. Milne

Published by Methuen & Co., London (1950)

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About this Item: Methuen & Co., London, 1950. Full Morocco. Condition: Fine. First English Edition Thus. A pristine copy of the U.K. Rackham First bound in lush full green morocco. 8vo. xii, 178 pp. A dozen color plates with Rackham's renderings. Raised bands, red spine label. Clean, tight, bright. Seller Inventory # 002748

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS With an: RACKHAM, Arthur; GRAHAME,

RACKHAM, Arthur; GRAHAME, Kenneth

Published by London Methuen (1951)

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About this Item: London Methuen, 1951. First UK Rackham edition, Deluxe issue. Number 142 of 500 large paper copies. A notoriously fragile book. The original white calf binding has a replaced spine retaining original gilt lettering. The text is printed on handmade paper, with top edge gilt and others untrimmed. A good copy, internally beautiful. Twelve beautiful mounted colour plates with captions printed below, as well as many line drawings. This deluxe edition celebrates the 100th edition of the Wind in the Willows. Towards the end of his career Arthur Rackham decided to undertake a series of illustrations to Grahame's tale. He had been approached in 1908 to illustrate the first edition, but due to contractual obligations was unable to to take up the offer. It was always in his mind that this was a major story to which he had not turned his hand and he spent the final years of his life preparing a series of illustrations to the tale. Neither Rackham nor Grahame lived to see the realisation of their collaboration. Seller Inventory # 40662

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RACKHAM, Arthur] GRAHAME, Kenneth

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1940)

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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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RACKHAM, Arthur] GRAHAME, Kenneth

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1940)

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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 #1915 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. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with a neat repair to a split at the bottom edge. Seller Inventory # 019696

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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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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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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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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: RACKHAM, Arthur; GRAHAME,

RACKHAM, Arthur; GRAHAME, Kenneth

Published by London: Methuen & Co., 1951 (1951)

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About this Item: London: Methuen & Co., 1951, 1951. The "One Hundredth Edition" of "Wind in the Willows" [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. Introduction by A.A. Milne. London: Methuen & Co., [1951]. "One hundredth edition." Limited to 500 numbered copies (of which this is number 361), printed on handmade paper. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches; 298 x 235 mm.). [2, blank], xii, 178 pp. Twelve mounted color plates (including frontispiece), twelve black and white vignette chapter headings, and three other black and white drawings. Internally fine and fresh. Publisher's full white calf, smooth spine lettered in gilt. Small repaired split at foot of spine, neat ink inscription dated 1952 on front free end-paper. A very good copy. "This book was first issued on October 8th, 1908, since when it has been reprinted in a variety of editions, illustrated and unillustrated, 99 times. This one hundredth edition, published in 1951, is printed on handmade paper and is limited to 500 copies" (p. [iv]). Published originally by The Limited Editions Club in 1940 with sixteen color illustrations only, but not published in England until 1950 by Methuen. This is the first deluxe edition to have the twelve black and white vignette chapter headings, and the three other black and white drawings. "The book is a gentle delight, presenting 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', (color-plate opposite page 18) and the placid Rat handing a hamper to put into a boat (color-plate opposite page 6), 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 color-plate opposite page 98, which depicts the egocentric toad levelled to the drab clothes of a no-pocket washer woman, 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". (Gettings, Arthur Rackham. pp 168-169). Riall, p. 200. Seller Inventory # 04220

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The Wind in the Willows: Grahame, Kenneth

Grahame, Kenneth

Published by Folio Society London 2008 (2008)

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About this Item: Folio Society London 2008, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. A centennial limited edition newly illustrated by Charles Van Sandwyk. Illustrated end-papers. Limited to 1000 copies with a copperplate etching tipped-in, signed and numbered by the artist. Bound in quarter vellum, spine blocked in 22-carat gold, elaborate gilt front decoration, vellum tips. Folded. Top edges gilt. In original clam-shell case. This is a stunning production, beautifully designed and illustrated. Many artists have illustrated this warm tale of animal friendship and adventure, none have succeeded so well as Charles Van Sandwyk. Everything is in fine condition. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 9570

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Graham, Kenneth and Arthur Rackham.

Published by London: Methues & Co. (1951)

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About this Item: London: Methues & Co., 1951. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Octavo [ 10 X 12 inches], Red leather spine and tips, red cloth over boards, gilt title on spine, gilt boxes between raised bands, top edge gilt, other edges deckled, marbled end papers, # 244 of 500 copies on hand made paper, 12 tipped in color illustrations, viii, 178 pages. There is a tipped in gift card on first blank and a tipped in picture and bio of Graham on the half title. First edition thus. Fine in fine red paper covered sleeve. Seller Inventory # 4905

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The Wind in the Willows. With Original: Grahame, Kenneth [Illustrated

Grahame, Kenneth [Illustrated by Charles Van Sandwyk]

Published by London Folio Society 2008 (2008)

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About this Item: London Folio Society 2008, 2008. Condition: as new. 1st Limited Edition. 280 pp. Quarto (13" X 9.75"). Quarter vellum binding blocked in 22-carat gold with vellum tips and paper sides blocked in three metallic foils. Gilt top edge. Illustrated endpapers. An original watercolour by Van Sandwyk has been tipped in onto the front fly leaf with a gold gilt leaf decorative border drawn directly onto the page. Roughly 100 illustrations and 16 tipped-in colour plates with a signed hand-printed etching tipped onto the limitation page. An original full colour plate by Van Sandwyk tipped in as a frontispiece. Comes in a dark green cloth-bound clamshell case. In flawless condition. Copy number 61 out of a limited printing of 1000 copies. The prospectus for this item has been laid in loose. This Folio Society edition follows the original 1908 Methuen and Co text. A truly beautiful item. Charles Van Sandwyk's illustrations have been compared favourably to Ernest Shepard's and Arthur Rackham's illustrations of Kenneth Grahame's classic work. Van Sandwyk's works hang in the National Library of Canada and his other award-winning books include the Parade to Paradise, Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds and How to See Fairies. Signed by Van Sandwyk on the limitation page. The watercolour, which is unique to this copy of the book, is of Ratty and Moley in a row boat--signed by Van Sandwyk in the lower righthand corner with a little dragonfly. An exquisite copy. Seller Inventory # 141375

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Wind in the Willows, The: GRAHAME, Kenneth; ROBERTSON,

GRAHAME, Kenneth; ROBERTSON, Graham, illustrator

Published by London: Methuen and Co., 1908 (1908)

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About this Item: London: Methuen and Co., 1908, 1908. A Near Fine First Edition of Kenneth Grahame's Children's Classic In the Original 'Second Issue' Pictorial Dust Jacket GRAHAME, Kenneth. ROBERTSON, Graham, illustrator. The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. London: Methuen and Co., [1908]. First edition. Small octavo (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches; 190 x 124 mm.). [8], 302, [1, blank], [1, printer's imprint] pp. Frontispiece with original tissue guard. Publisher's blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt within a single gilt rule border on front cover and pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Early ink signature "Bloomfield" on front free endpaper. Minimal rubbing to corners and spine extremities, the gilt bright and fresh. Some scattered light foxing otherwise a near fine copy in the second issue publisher's pictorial peach color dust jacket printed in black with price of 7/6 instead of 6/-. Front flap with neat five-line ink manuscript 'Recipe for Limericks' on verso. The spine of the dust jacket slightly darkened, a couple of tiny chips at head but certainly one of the best, totally original and unrestored jackets that we have seen. Housed in a three quarter dark green morocco over cream buckram boards, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in compartments. The last copy in the first issue dust jacket to appear at auction fetched 60,000 ($75,000) at Sotheby's London, June 15th, 2015 (lot 46). The Wind in the Willows, "one of the central classics of children's fiction, was Grahame's fourth book. It began life as a series of bedtime stories told to his son Alastair, known as Mouse. the first of these was told on Mouse's fourth birthday, 12 May 1904, and concerned 'moles, giraffes & water-rats', these being the animals the boy had selected for subject. Probably the stories continued at intervals over the next three years; certainly a lengthy narrative in which Toad played the principal part (and in which there were no giraffes) had been begun by May 1907. During that month Mouse was on holiday on the South Coast with his governess, Miss Stott, and his father wrote him a series of story-letters. The letters, some of which were addressed to 'Michael Robinson', Mouse's pet name for himself, continued every few days until September (there are 15 in all, with one apparently missing from the series); they describe Toad's adventures much as in the published book, but pay no more that cursory attention to Rat, Mole, and Badger" (The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). "Arthur Rackham was asked to illustrate the first edition, but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted this decision, but shortly before his death he was able to illustrate the edition which was published by the Limited Editions Club of New York in 1940" (Osborne Collection). Osborne Collection I, p. 349; Grolier. One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature. no. 61. Seller Inventory # 04880

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