Grahame, Kenneth

Wind In The Willows (With The Original DustJacket)

Published: Methuen : 1908 : Second Printing


The Second UK Printing published by Methuen in October 1908 - the same month as the first printing. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and is in remarkable condition for its age. The Wrapper has protected the covers well and the gilt design remains very bright and sharp. Mild pushing at the spine ends with a tiny nick at the lower spine. A few minor small marks to the lower front board. Top edge gilt with other edges uncut as called for. The gilt remains very bright. Free from erasures and inscriptions. Some offsetting to the end papers otherwise apart from the occasional spot, the pages are in very clean condition. The Graham Robertson frontispiece and tissue guard are both present. A very sharp copy. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. It is the correct second issue with the price of 7/6 net to the front panel (differing only from the first issue design with a revised price). Some light soiling in places. Vertical light crease near the spine fold to the front panel. Some edge-wear to the spine ends and corners with a little loss (see images). Toning to the spine. Some light professional japanese tissue paper repairs along the spine folds and rear flap fold to the verso but these do not come through to the front. Colouring of the wrapper remains very good ( some of the images show the colouring more bleached than actually is). The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. Housed in a custom solander book with gilt titling. A very sharp copy. Copies of this title rarely turn up with their original wrapper in such collectible condition. First printings with wrappers command very high prices - This provides a much more affordable alternative.

Near Fine / Very Good++



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