Wind in the Willows book fetches £3k

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A RARE first edition of The Wind in the Willows by ­Edinburgh-born Kenneth Grahame has sold for £3125 at ­auction.

The edition, which cost seven shillings and sixpence new – about 38p – went under the hammer yesterday at Bonhams in London.

It is rarer than some other first-edition copies because it still has its dust-jacket.

Grahame, who was born in Castle Street in 1859, was 49 years old when The Wind in the Willows, featuring the much-loved characters Rat, Toad, Mole and Badger, was published in October 1908.

In 2010, a first-edition copy which had been expected to fetch up to £5000 sold at auction for £32,000.