Oh, my most favorite story from childhood! Wind in the Willows!
A universal, gentle childhood favorite, here is an illustration from a coverless 1937 copy of Kenneth Grahame's timeless classic, beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. This lithograph features the jailer's daughter helping to disguise Mr. Toad for his escape and is captioned -
'She arranged the shawl with a professional fold, and tied the strings of the rusty bonnet under his chin'
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's illustration is wonderful and enormously frame-worthy. The heavy paper is blank on its reverse and there are no tears, folds, creases, or marks.
Measures 6.125" x 8.25" (15.6x21 cm) and shows only gentle all-over tanning. Perfect for your 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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