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Grahame, Kenneth - Wind in the Willows - Centenary Edition Limited Edition - ( Item 130415 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2008. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine solander box. Slight bump to bottom corner of solander box. Strictly limited to only 1,000 copies of which this is number 176. Vellum quarter binding blocked in 22-carat gold. New etching hand-printed, signed and numbered by the artist, and tipped onto a special limitation page of thick laid paper. Around 100 illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk, with 16 tipped-in colour plates. Presented in a cloth-bound solander box. Gilded top edge; 280 pages; 13" x 9" The Folio Society is delighted to mark the 100th anniversary of The Wind in the Willows with a superb limited edition. Hand-bound in quarter vellum, with newly commissioned illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk, this will be the definitive collectors' edition, limited to 1,000 copies only. The Wind in the Willows was first published in October 1908, to relatively little fanfare. It was only after it was illustrated, first by Ernest Shepard and later Arthur Rackham, that Kenneth Grahame's book began to attract the acclaim it deserved. In 2005 Charles van Sandwyk's illustrations for The Folio Society's prize-winning edition of The Wind in the Willows continued this tradition of fine illustration. His work won favourable comparisons with Shepard and Rackham rare indeed for a contemporary artist. Every aspect of the original Folio edition has been revisited to produce a new and splendid book. A wealth of new llustrations have been created by Charles van Sandwyk, and the book now contains 16 colour plates, all tipped in by hand, with gold edges and exquisite gold borders. Forty new pen-and-ink drawings have been added, including chapter heads and tails, as well as charming hand-drawn captions. New endpapers showing an architectural plan of Toad Hall have been printed by letterpress. Turning each glowing, beautiful page, we absorb every enchanting aspect of the story whether it's the cosy warmth of Badger's kitchen, Toad's comical disguise as a washerwoman, or Ratty and Mole on the river, 'messing about in boats'. Traditional craftsmanship and the highest production standards make this an edition unrivalled by any other available today. Each copy contains a limitation spread with a tipped-in etching, hand-printed under the artist's supervision and signed by him with the limitation number. The calligraphy has been printed letterpress by the Logan Press. Each volume, measuring 13" x 9", is handbound in quarter vellum, blocked on the spine in 22-carat gold, with vellum tips and paper sides blocked in three shades of metallic foil. The volume is presented in a cloth-bound solander box.

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