Here is an unusual copy of “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame and illustrated with color plates by Arthur Rackham. 1962 printing by Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf (New York). What makes is especially nice is that it has yellow, white and black printed art on a blue buckram styple binding that is usually reserved for library books, but this book has no library markings. Sometimes publishers sold these style bindings to the consumer market as well, and this must be one of these. Usually this book has a cloth binding and paper dust jacket, with a different cover design. Attractive library-style bindings of are becoming increasingly collectible, particularly in nice condition, as is this one. It also has 12 internal color plates by Rackham.
In near very good condition; cover with light wear, binding tight, prior owner’s name and inscription on front endpaper, some age toning to preliminaries, text clean with two pages with 1/4″ by 1″ loss to fore-edge margin, no library markings!