Item #2324042 The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame.

The Wind in the Willows

London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1930. Thirty-fifth Edition. Small Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2324042

Former library copy - usual marks. 1930 35th edition. Spine toned.

302, 8 pp. Green leather foolscap octavo, gilt device on front board emulates that of the original 1908 Methuen edition. Floral endpapers. First published in 1908, "The Wind in the Willows" is one of the most cherished works of children's literature ever written, undoubtedly Kenneth Grahame's most famous work. Originally written as a series of bedtime stories for the author's son, the story begins at the arrival of spring where we find the good-natured Mole tired of doing his spring cleaning. Mole decides to abandon his cleaning in order to enjoy the fresh air of spring. He journeys to the river where he meets Rat, whom he quickly befriends. Together the two row down the river eventually meeting up with Toad at Toad Hall. There they discover Toad's current obsession with his horse-drawn caravan, one which he quickly abandons for a motorcar when his caravan is run off the road by one. A fourth friend enters the story in the form of Badger and when it is discovered that Toad's obsession is becoming self-destructive, Mole, Rat, and Badger intervene to help protect Toad from himself. This collection of stories is a captivating and timeless classic which brings alive the creatures of the woodland.

Price: $175.00

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