The Wind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator: Tasha Tudor
GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Tasha Tudor. Cleveland: World Publishing . 8vo, 255pp. Green cloth pictorially stamped in gold. Pictorial endpapers; 16 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Spine ends a tad rubbed; half-title, a few internal leaves lightly foxed along edges; bookplate in upper left corner of front fixed endpaper, else an internally clean, tight copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (spine sunned, some wear at spine ends and edges, some light foxing mostly at folds). Inscribed by the artist, Tasha Tudor.
First Tasha Tudor-illustrated edition. Kenneth Grahame’s beloved pastoral tale about the adventures of Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger have enchanted readers since it was first issued in 1908. Illustrated by host of celebrated artists, including Paul Bransom, Nancy Barnhart, Ernest Shepard, Arthur Rackham, and Michael Hague, this illustrated edition from 1966 brings delicate touch of two-time Caldecott Honor artist Tasha Tudor’s delicately intricate sensibilities to the tale. Scare to find signed.