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Winnie-the-Pooh by  A.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne - Signed First Edition - 1926 - from Rob Zanger Rare Books LLC (SKU: 88)


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by Milne, A.A. (Alan Alexander)

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London: Methuen, 1926. First Trade Edition. Near fine/Very good. Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo, 7 5/8 x 5 in (194 x 127 mm), pp. 158, green cloth, gilt stamping on the front board with an illustration of Christopher Robin and Pook, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt; full-page and text illustrations, illustrated endpapers with map of "100 Aker Wood... Drawn by me and Mr. Shepar Helpd (sic.)"; in very good dust jacket (slightly worn, some dust and finger smudging - primarily affecting back panel, spine panel somewhat sunned, some dampstaining to bottom edge of spine panel, 1/4 inch; 6 mm tear to stop of spine panel, slight chipping with no losses to lettering or design elements).

Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard (except where exceptions are noted). THIS COPY SIGNED IN INK BY BOTH A.A. MILNE AND ERNEST H. SHEPARD ON THE TITLE PAGE.

[Haring-Smith C79; Cutler-Stiles p. 116]. The second in the classic quartet of Milne's Pooh cycle. The association between Milne and Shepard in this series was essential to the success of this series. To own a copy of this first trade edition, signed by both contributors is exceptional.

A. A. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, on whom the character Christopher Robin was based.


The silly, sweet-hearted bear, Winnie and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, have delighted generations of readers since Winnie-The-Pooh was first published in 1926. The story was inspired by the author, A.A. Milne’s own son, Christopher Robins, and his many furry friends.  The tale follows the many adventures of Winnie and his friends, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Christopher Robin, and many more. He calls himself a Bear of Very Little Brain, yet he shows faithfully that he is a wise and loving creature, furthermore a whimsical philosopher who is rather fond of honey. Three cheers for Pooh! 

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Milne, A.A. (Alan Alexander)
Ernest H. Shepard
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First Trade Edition
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