GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Paul Bransom. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. 12mo, x 351pp. Blue cloth stamped in gilt, white, red, black, yellow and green. Two-color pictorial endpapers; 10 full-color plates. A tight, clean copy with light rubbing and bumping around board edges, slight rubbing to stamping on front board, and slight browning to endpapers.
First Illustrated Edition. For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists--Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Ratty--have enchanted children of all ages. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. This beautiful edition of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale is the first edition to feature the iconic art of Paul Bransom.