Kenneth Grahame and Ernest Shepard (1930) ‘Dream Days‘, UK deluxe edition, published by John Lane The Bodley Head Limited. This is a large paper edition signed by Kenneth Grahame and the illustrator Ernest Shepard. Japanese vellum backed marbled boards and slipcase. Top edge gilded. The book comes also with a Folio Society edition which was published in 2010 and is illustrated by Debra McFarlane.
Condition: near fine. A small bump to bottom rear corner of slipcase which has only affected the rear board of the book very very slightly (not possible to capture with camera). The front and rear endpapers have darkened (most copies seem to display this flaw over time). Otherwise fine with no foxing inside whatsoever, no previous owners’ inscriptions, no bookplates. The Folio Society book is in fine condition.
Kenneth Garhame is one of the greats of children literature. His ‘The Wind in the Willows’ (1908); and ‘Dream Days (1898)’ are both classics. Ernest Shepard became most prominent working in tandem with A.A. Milne of the ‘Winni-the-Pooh’ books.