(1885 - 1979)
Paul Bransom was an American illustrator of animals, painter, and cartoonist. As a child he started sketching animals he saw in his backyard and at the National Zoo.
Copious notes and illustrations combine to give a new look to an old favorite.
My Dearest Mouse (1988)
The original letters Kenneth Grahame wrote to his son Alastair are reproduced with transcriptions and additional editorial matter.
On his fifth birthday Giddy receives a pearl handled knife and a compass - and takes a flight on the Superstork to the Sandman’s forest. Read online at archive.org.
The further adventures of Giddy, just five, in the Sandman’s country. Read online at archive.org.
The Wind in the Willows (1913)
This is the first fully illustrated edition of Kenneth Grahame’s masterpiece about Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger and the riverside. The British first edition has a different picture on the cover and a colored frontispiece not in the American edition. Read online at archive.org.
The Wind in the Willows (1923)
Mole goes out on a fine spring day and meets the water rat by the riverside. Before he knows it he is wrapped up in the doings of the river dwellers, include the notorious Toad. This is the second fully illustrated edition. The end papers used were from the Bransom edition. The British edition was published in 1922. Read online at archive.org.