The classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The classic is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley. In 1908, Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England.He moved back to Berkshire, where he had lived as a child, and spent his time by the River Thames, doing much as the animal characters in his book do to quote, "simply messing about in boats" and expanding the bedtime stories he had earlier told his son Alastair into a manuscript for the book. The Limited Editions Club of New York was started in 1929 by George Macy. At 29-years-old, he was an avid reader who wanted to make his living from books. His business revolved around publishing beautifully illustrated classic titles in relatively small quantities with club members paying a subscription. Today, the Limited Editions Club (LEC) is an important part of the rare book business and the books are adored by collectors.
From 1929 to 1985, the Limited Editions Club published 548 titles. The Limited Editions Club is famous for original illustrations by the best book illustrators and artists. Between 1929 and 1985, 10 to 12 titles featuring 1,500 numbered copies each were published annually although the print run expanded to 2,000 numbered copies in later years. Each title was unique, using special papers, special cover material including many in leather, almost all came in a slipcase or clam-shell box, many of the titles were already regarded as classics and produced by private small presses throughout the world, almost all were signed by either the illustrator, author, publisher or designer.
Sometimes three signatures can be found on the colophon page. I will be listing one additional fine volume hand-bound & tooled leather by Weitz-Colman titled "Comic History of Rome" Gilbert A. Beckett illustrated by John Leech, please see my other listings. This well done piece would be a great addition to your collection or to use.
The item "Wind in the Willows KENNETH GRAHAME Limited Editions Club 1940 Weitz & Coleman" is in sale since Friday, April 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "cambridgegls" and is located in Pittsford, New York.
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