Dodd, Mead & Co, 1922, Pictorial Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Thus, Illustrated By: Shepard, Ernest H.
black titles spine & front with b/w. Shepard illustration to front panel within pattern of red willow leaves printed onto biege cloth; delightful b/w. Shepard illustrations throughout; "It was the great poet Swinburne who wrote of THE GOLDEN AGE as 'one of the few books which are well-nigh too praiseworthy for praise. The art of writing adequately and receptively about children is among the rarest and most precious of all arts.' In its pages, alive with memories of the author's boyhood, a troupe of clever and imaginative youngsters carry out their pranks and adventures, evoking youth for every reader. To illustrate these tender and mischievous reminiscences, there is a new series of drawings depicting the scenes and characters of the stories. These were made especially for this edition by Ernest H. Shepard, whose art reveals that rare duality of appeal to both youth and adult, to each of whom the classics of Kenneth Grahame are perennially addressed."; the (now protected) price-clipped D/J has some browning to the spine & light edge-wear.; 174 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Shepard, Ernest H.. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: CHD00265.