(Alan Alexander) Title: Winnie the Pooh Publication: London: Methuen and Co. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing, first state dust jacket with "117th Thousand" to rear flap. Signed by Milne and Shepard to the title page. Publisher's dark green cloth, decorated in gilt to front board with an illustration of Christopher Robin and Pooh, lettered in gilt to spine, top edge gilt, illustrated map endpapers; in the original tan pictorial dust jacket printed with Shepard's illustrations in black.An excellent copy with only some very minor rubbing to the spine ends and slight offsetting to the endpaper; in the jacket with some toning to the spine and some chipping with minor loss to the spine ends, else very good. Overall, a very attractive copy, exceptionally scarce signed by both author and illustrator. Housed in a custom folding box with leather spine label, lettered in gilt. Winnie-the-Pooh is the second in Milne's series of children's books featuring the adventures of the teddy bear character Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Each telling an individual and complete story, the chapters of Winnie-the-Pooh can be read independently of one another. Milne created the story of Winnie the Pooh for his son Christopher Robin, who had a teddy bear named Edward Bear. In his introduction, Milne explains how Edward Bear became Winnie the Pooh, although he notes that we can't remember whether Winnie is called after Pooh, or Pooh after Winnie. " The name "Winnie" comes from a bear that the Milnes saw at the London Zoo, while the name "Pooh is from a swan whom the fictional Christopher Robin encountered in When We Were Very Young (1924). Subject: 20th Century Literature, British Literature, Children's Literature, Fiction, Illustrated Books, Modern Firsts, Signed Books.
B & B Rare Books, Ltd. They founded B & B from diverse academic backgrounds and their shared love of literature. Book Appraisals, Book Binding & Repair. Whether you're collecting within a specific genre, time period, author, or decorating your home, we offer custom services to build your home library.
We offer complimentary gift wrapping, gift bags, and tote bags. We look forward to making your gift extra special. All items are guaranteed to be as described. This listing was created by Bibliopolis. The item "A A Milne, Alan Alexander / WINNIE THE POOH Signed 1st Edition 1926" is in sale since Monday, June 8, 2020.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "book-hive" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.