Item #69013 [Four Pooh Books]. A. A. MILNE.
[Four Pooh Books]
[Four Pooh Books]
[Four Pooh Books]
[Four Pooh Books]

A Fine First Edition Set of the Four "Pooh" Books in Dust Jackets, "House at Pooh Corner" Signed by Milne and Shepard

SHEPARD, Ernest H.

[Four Pooh Books].

London: Methuen & Co., 1924.

The [Four Pooh Books]. London: Methuen & Co., 1924.

Full Description:

MILNE, A.A.. SHEPARD, Ernest H., [illustrator]. [The Four Pooh Books]. London: Methuen & Co., 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928.

MILNE, A[lan] A[lexander]. When We Were Very Young. London: Methuen & Co., [1924].

First edition. Small octavo. (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 190 x 124 mm). x, [2], 99, [1] pp. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Original royal blue cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and ruled in gilt, back cover pictorially stamped in gilt with spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. About Fine copy with previous owner's old ink inscription dated 1927 tipped in on front pastedown. Some toning to endpapers. In an about fine dust jacket that a few smudges. Top of jacket a bit rubbed and two quarter-inch closed tears to top edge of back panel. Previous owner's small pencil note at top of front panel. Also in original glassine, which is fragile and with a few tears.

[And:]

MILNE, A[lan] A[lexander]. Winnie-the-Pooh. London: Methuen & Co., [1926].

First edition. Small octavo. (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 190 x 124 mm). [i-viii], ix-xi, [5], 158, [2] pp. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Original dark green cloth, front cover ruled and pictorially stamped in gilt and spine ruled and lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. With pictorial endpapers. Some minor foxing to fore-edge. Original pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy of the book in a very solid near fine dust jacket. Also in original glassine, which is fragile and with a few tears.

[And:]

MILNE, A[lan] A[lexander]. Now We Are Six. London: Methuen & Co., [1927].

First edition. Small octavo. (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 190 x 124 mm). [i-vi], vii-x, [2], 103, [1] pp. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Original dark red cloth, front cover ruled and pictorially stamped in gilt, rear cover pictorially stamped in gilt, and spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, with pink pictorial endpapers. Previous owner's old ink inscription, dated 1927 on front free endpaper. Original pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy of the book in an almost fine dust jacket. Jacket with minor toning to the spine. A small chip to the bottom front panel. Two tiny closed tears to edges of back panel. Front flap with a unobtrusive small closed tear. Head of spine with some minor rubbing and previous owner's small pencil note to top of front panel. Still almost fine jacket.

[And:]

MILNE, A[lan] A[lexander]. The House at Pooh Corner. London: Methuen & Co., [1928].

First edition. Small octavo. (7 1/2 x 5 inches, 190 x 124 mm). xi, [1], 178, [2] pp. Signed by Milne and Shepard on title-page. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Original salmon cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and ruled in gilt, and spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Original pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy in a just about fine dust jacket with slight rubbing at head of the spine. Overall about fine. Also in original glassine, which is fragile and with a few tears.

A near fine set, all in original pictorial dust jackets. Signed by Milne and Shepard on The House at Pooh Corner. Enclosed is also a bill of sale for Chas J. Sawyer LTD from the year 1966 which shows these have all been together as a set for a long time. All books housed in a custom cloth clamshell.

HBS 69013.

$22,500.

Price: $22,500.00

Item #69013