Original illustration by E.H Shepard for the Wind in the Willows has sold for more than £33,000.

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A charming original illustration by E.H Shepard for the Wind in the Willows has sold for more than £33,000.<br />
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The pencil drawing shows Mr Toad sauntering down the steps of Toad Hall, dressed in motoring attire, to greet Ratty, Badger and Mole.<br />
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Below the image is the title 'Swaggering Down the Steps' and a short caption stating it will be in 'Wind in the Willows, Chapter VI'.<br />
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The 3ins by 5ins sketch, which is initialled EHS, was reproduced on pages 129 and 130 of the classic 1908 book by Kenneth Grahame.