THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.

By: Grahame, Kenneth. (Text) Hague, Michael. (Illustrations)

Price: $750.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


First Edition of the Michael Hague illustrated edition. A uncommon advance salesman's dummy designed for the publisher's sales force prior to publication for purposes of promoting the book. This copy is INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by Michael Hague 3 months prior to publication to an individual involved in the marketing of the book. Near fine in a Vg.+ dj. (Dj. has a 1 1/2"-inch tear at the head of the rear panel, with some smaller edge tears & shallow chipping to spine ends) A remarkable production, involving the hand pasting of full-color illustrations onto the pages in the text. Some of the larger illustrations appear uncropped, as opposed to their slightly dimminshed size in the published format. A few of the smaller images at the beginning of the text have become detached and are laid-in. A little less than half the text is present, though not represented in chronological order. The remaining portion is blank. It is unlikely that more than a few copies were produced. Michael Hague's FIRST and most enduring book project.; Signed by Author(s)

Title: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.

Author Name: Grahame, Kenneth. (Text) Hague, Michael. (Illustrations)

Categories: 214,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: NY, HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON.: 1980

ISBN Number: 0030562945

ISBN Number 13: 9780030562945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 306352

Keywords: Children's Books/kenneth Grahame/michael Hague/the Wind In The Willows/214