London: Methuen & Co. LTD, 1932.
Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Second Edition Thus. Hardccover.
Second Edition of the Ernest Shepard illustrated edition first published in 1931 (Fortieth Edition overall).
Ernest Shepard gives anthropomorphic shape to Grahame’s iconic Wind in the Willows characters (Mole, Rate, Toad & Badger) first introduced in 1908. Shepard's wistful drawings have endured as the most beloved interpretation of the work.Item #901116
5 x 7-5/8”, green cloth with gilt decoration featuring Mr. Toad, Mole, and Rat front board, green top-edge, 312pp, 8pp publisher’s ads, map endpapers, illustrated with line drawings throughout.
Lean to spine, lower corners of board and leaves bumped, moderate foxing to edges and external leaves, ink owner’s name & notation top of first paste-down endpaper above map, near very good.