A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

A lonely toy bear on an otherwise empty shop shelf on Christmas Eve in 1956 first captured the attention of Michael Bond. Enamored, the BBC employee brought the stuffed bear home to his wife. They named the bear Paddington after the station near their home in London, and thus inspired, Bond began to write a few cute stories about the bear's adventures starting with A Bear Called Paddington in October 1958. The friendly bear with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffel coat and love of marmalade—has become a classic character from British children's literature and has become popular with American audiences as well. Learn more in our book collecting guide article, "Michael Bond - The Man Behind Paddington Bear."

First Edition Identification and Notes

A Bear Called Paddington was first published in London by Collins in 1958 with a blue and white dust jacket. The first US edition was printed by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, in 1960, with a bright yellow dustwrapper with the title in various colors.  

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

Available copies

image of A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON

A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Type Punch Matrix
Published
1958
Condition
Near fine in very good plus jacket
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$8,200.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Collins, 1958. First edition. Near fine in very good plus jacket. Inscribed first printing of the first book about the bear who cheerfully notes, "things are always happening to me. I'm that sort of bear." In an interview with THE GUARDIAN, Bond described how his own experience during World War II of observing evacuee children at the… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8,200.00
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Bookbid Rare Books
Published
1958
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
$5,000.00

Show Details

Description:
Collins, 1958. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1958. A very good book with one previous owner's name at top of front paste-down, and another one at top of front free endpaper crossed out. Some discoloration on front and rear endpapers; spine slightly sun-faded, a couple of soiling spots… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$5,000.00
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Bookbid Rare Books
Published
1958
Condition
near fine
Edition
1st
Item Price
$4,000.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Collins, 1958. 1st. near fine/very good. First edition, 1958 on title and copyright page. Book near fine, corners very slightly rubbed, small black line on bottom ends. Dust jacket very good, some wear, small piece missing at top of spine, price-clipped. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$4,000.00
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Bookbid Rare Books
Published
1958
Edition
first
Item Price
$900.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Collins, 1958. first. First edition, 1958 on title and copyright page. Book very good, fading on spine and along vertical cover sides, prior owner's inscription on front free end paper and also by other on rear free end paper, a few first pages cut off at bottom right corners.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$900.00
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by MICHAEL BOND

Seller
Books Express
Published
1985-01-01
Condition
New
ISBN
9780907486947
Item Price
$780.09

Show Details

Description:
1985-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$780.09
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1960
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$725.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing, with 1960 on the title page. The jacket is not priced, as there was some sort of tape or sticker to the top edge of the front flap that was pulled up, removing a strip of surface where the price could be. In Near Fine… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$725.00
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington (BCP Latin Texts) (Latin Edition)

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
1999-03-01
Condition
New
ISBN
9780715629260
Item Price
$476.02

Show Details

Description:
1999-03-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$476.02
image of A Bear Called Paddington (Collins Modern Classics)

A Bear Called Paddington (Collins Modern Classics)

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2001-04-02
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007112340
Item Price
$434.78

Show Details

Description:
2001-04-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$434.78
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1960
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$350.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. First Edition. Near Fine. First American edition, first printing with dated title page. Bound in publisher's original yellow cloth stamped in red and blue; lacking the dust jacket. Near Fine with light lean to spine, light wear at to cloth at spine ends. A lovely copy.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$350.00
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Graver & Pen Rare Books
Published
1960
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition.
Item Price
$300.00

Show Details

Description:
Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. First edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Peggy Fortnum. First U.S. Edition. Yellow pictorial cloth with lettering in red and blue. Some spots of wear near edges, but a mostly bright, unfaded cover. Former owner name on free endpaper crossed out. No dust jacket. First edition with 1960 on title… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$300.00
image of A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON (ARMADA LIONS)

A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON (ARMADA LIONS)

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
1977-01-01
Condition
New
ISBN
9780006704287
Item Price
$265.66

Show Details

Description:
1977-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$265.66
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2001-09-03
Condition
New
ISBN
9780006704287
Item Price
$253.28

Show Details

Description:
2001-09-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$253.28
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington (BCP Latin Texts) (Latin Edition)

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Bonita
Condition
New
ISBN
9780715629260
Item Price
$212.72

Show Details

Description:
Hardcover. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$212.72
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2018-09-24
Condition
New
ISBN
9780008264000
Item Price
$203.78

Show Details

Description:
2018-09-24. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$203.78
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael. Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2008-04-03
Condition
New
ISBN
9780440404835
Item Price
$187.29

Show Details

Description:
2008-04-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$187.29
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2007-04-05
Condition
New
ISBN
9780907486947
Item Price
$179.04

Show Details

Description:
2007-04-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$179.04
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2002-06-09
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007141876
Item Price
$162.53

Show Details

Description:
2002-06-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$162.53
No cover image available

A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON.

by Bond, Michael.

Seller
PASCALE'S BOOKS
Published
1960
Condition
Fine-
Item Price
$150.00

Show Details

Description:
Houghton Mifflin Co.:, 1960. 128 pages, illustrated with b&w line drawings by Peggy Fortum. This is Michael Bond's second book about Paddington Bear. This book is a first edition, though not stated. Yellow cloth covers. FINE- HARDCOVER.. Hard Cover. Fine-/No Dust Jacket Present.. Illus. by Peggy Fortum. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$150.00
image of Bear Called Paddington

Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Revaluation Books
Published
2013
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007528622
Item Price
$142.78

Show Details

Description:
Harpercollins Publishers, 2013. Hardcover. New. gift ed edition. 144 pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$142.78
No cover image available

Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2005-10-31
Condition
New
ISBN
9781845093204
Item Price
$124.53

Show Details

Description:
2005-10-31. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$124.53
image of A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington Bear)

A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington Bear)

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
1998-09-07
Condition
New
ISBN
9780395929513
Item Price
$118.64

Show Details

Description:
1998-09-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$118.64
image of A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington)

A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington)

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2015-10-08
Condition
New
ISBN
9780008154011
Item Price
$118.64

Show Details

Description:
2015-10-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$118.64
image of Bear Called Paddington (First Modern Classics)

Bear Called Paddington (First Modern Classics)

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2009-06-01
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007317363
Item Price
$114.22

Show Details

Description:
2009-06-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$114.22
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2005-05-08
Condition
New
ISBN
9780060760717
Item Price
$114.22

Show Details

Description:
2005-05-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$114.22
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2008-01-05
Condition
New
ISBN
9780547133515
Item Price
$112.75

Show Details

Description:
2008-01-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$112.75
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2003-02-06
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007161652
Item Price
$111.27

Show Details

Description:
2003-02-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$111.27
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
1997-01-01
Condition
New
ISBN
9780006753421
Item Price
$111.27

Show Details

Description:
1997-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$111.27
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Alpha 2 Omega Books
Published
2008
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition-first printing of this 50th Anniversary edition
ISBN
9780007261963
Item Price
$109.96

Show Details

Description:
HarperCollins Children's Books, 2008. First edition-first printing of this 50th Anniversary edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Fine/Near fine.HarperCollins,2008.50th Anniversary edition.First edition-first printing of this 50th Anniversary edition (1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Large format yellow hardback(illustration on the edges of the front and back covers,gilt lettering to the spine,two small nicks on the edges of the… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$109.96
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2001-04-05
Condition
New
ISBN
9780618150717
Item Price
$108.33

Show Details

Description:
2001-04-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$108.33
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2004-06-03
Condition
New
ISBN
9780440404835
Item Price
$106.85

Show Details

Description:
2004-06-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$106.85
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2003-03-09
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007174164
Item Price
$103.90

Show Details

Description:
2003-03-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$103.90
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2014-08-05
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062312181
Item Price
$102.44

Show Details

Description:
2014-08-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$102.44
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Bonita
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007141876
Item Price
$100.47

Show Details

Description:
Hardcover. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$100.47
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
1999-10-01
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780881031843
Item Price
$99.70

Show Details

Description:
1999-10-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$99.70
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2016-01-04
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062422750
Item Price
$98.01

Show Details

Description:
2016-01-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$98.01
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington (BCP Latin Texts) (Latin Edition)

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
1999-03-01
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780715629260
Item Price
$96.80

Show Details

Description:
1999-03-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$96.80
image of A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington)

A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington)

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2015-10-08
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780008154011
Item Price
$96.08

Show Details

Description:
2015-10-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$96.08
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2018-09-24
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780008264000
Item Price
$92.46

Show Details

Description:
2018-09-24. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$92.46
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington (Collins Modern Classics)

by Bond, Michael

Seller
BookCorner COM LLC
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007112340
Item Price
$88.98

Show Details

Description:
New. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$88.98
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington (Collins Modern Classics)

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Phillybooks COM LLC
Condition
UsedLikeNew
ISBN
9780007112340
Item Price
$88.98

Show Details

Description:
UsedLikeNew. Remainder mark
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$88.98
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington (Collins Modern Classics)

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007112340
Item Price
$88.98

Show Details

Description:
New. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$88.98
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington (Collins Modern Classics)

by Bond, Michael

Seller
BookCorner COM LLC
Condition
UsedLikeNew
ISBN
9780007112340
Item Price
$88.98

Show Details

Description:
UsedLikeNew. Remainder mark
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$88.98
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington (Collins Modern Classics)

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Phillybooks COM LLC
Condition
New
ISBN
9780007112340
Item Price
$88.98

Show Details

Description:
New. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$88.98
image of Bear Called Paddington

Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2010-09-06
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780007261963
Item Price
$86.42

Show Details

Description:
2010-09-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$86.42
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
1988-12-01
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780001811638
Item Price
$85.21

Show Details

Description:
1988-12-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$85.21
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2003-02-06
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780007161652
Item Price
$84.00

Show Details

Description:
2003-02-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$84.00
No cover image available

Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2005-10-31
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781845093204
Item Price
$82.80

Show Details

Description:
2005-10-31. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$82.80
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2004-03-07
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780006704287
Item Price
$82.80

Show Details

Description:
2004-03-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$82.80
No cover image available

A Bear Called Paddington (BCP Latin Texts) (Latin Edition)

by Bond, Michael

Seller
Bonita
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780715629260
Item Price
$81.32

Show Details

Description:
Hardcover. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$81.32
image of A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

Seller
Books Express
Published
2002-06-09
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780007141876
Item Price
$80.38

Show Details

Description:
2002-06-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$80.38