Grahame, Kenneth; Rackham, Arthur (illus); [Milne, A.A.; Rogers, Bruce].
Wind in the Willows.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 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. Item #3712 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.