London: Methuen Children's Books, 1971. 8vo. Signed, limited edition. #169 of 250 numbered copies, signed on the limitation page by Ernest H. Shepard. Publisher's full, green morocco binding (by Zaehnsdorf?) with five raised bands. Three spine compartments are lettered in gilt, the others feature blind-tooled decorations of Toad, Mole and Ratty. The three characters are in gilt on the upper board. All edges gilt. Colour endpapers by Shepard give an aerial view of the topography of the story. In publisher's cloth- and paper-covered slipcase. Illustrated throughout in colour by Ernest H. Shepard. Spine darkened. Upper part of slipcase slightly sunned. Fine in fine slipcase. Item #4091
Shepard's classic illustrations were originally published in 1931. This 1971 edition is the first time those illustrations were coloured by the artist. Shepard died in 1976 and this remains the only deluxe, signed, limited edition of the book. "Poop-poop"!
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