Oh, my most favorite story from childhood! Wind in the Willows!
From the gentle childhood favorite, here is an illustration from a coverless 1937 copy of Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic, beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Here we see Mr. Toad, in disguise, happening across a gypsy at his campfire, and is captioned -
'The gypsy remarked in a careless way, 'Want to sell that there horse of yours?"
Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the 'Golden Age' of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books that typically were given as Christmas gifts.
The paper shows light margin tanning and the edges are smooth and clear. The paper is clean and bright, Arthur Rackham illustration is wonderful - enormously frame-worthy. The heavy paper is blank on its reverse. Please note there is a quarter inch closed tear at the center bottom margin which touches neither the captioning nor the illustration - matting/framing will easily see to this. There are no folds, creases, marks or other tears.
The paper measures 6.125" x 8.25" (15.6x21 cm) and shows only gentle all-over tanning. Perfect for card and tag creations, scrap-book page making, collage. A wonderful image to frame and gift for the new baby's room or your young reader's corner.
You are purchasing an original 1937 paper and it does not have watermarks. I will send this to you flat, protected, and by USPS 1st Class mail.
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