GRAHAME, Kenneth (author). E.H. SHEPARD (illustrator). The Wind In The Willows. London, Methuen Children's Books. 1971.
8vo. Original chocolate brown cloth lettered in gilt to spine, with vignette of Toad in blind to upper board, pictorial map endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-261 + [i]; with coloured illustrations throughout by Shepard; externally very nearly fine with minor bruising to tail of spine and light rubbing to lower edges; internally fine, without inscription; protected by an uncommonly good, unclipped dustwrapper (£2.45) with a little overall toning and small creasing to head of spine.
First edition thus, with Shepard's original pen-and-ink drawings in colour for the first time.