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Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!
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The Wind in the Willows
Author: Grahame, Kenneth Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
London, Methuen & Co. 1951
Introduction by A.A. Milne. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, including 12 tipped-in color plates on captioned white paper. (4to) 11¾x9, original full white sheep leather, spine gilt-lettered, top edge gilt, other edges uncut; original slipcase with printed paper label. “100th Edition.” Limited Edition, no. 374 of 500 copies.
Quite scarce in the original binding which is prone to wear and soiling. The final Rackham limited edition, posthumously published.