London: Methuen & Co., Ltd. 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928. First editions. A complete set of the first, UK trade editions for all four "Pooh" books. "When We Were Very Young" is a Fine copy in like dust jacket and exceptionally scarce in this condition. Second issue with the contents page numbered "ix". "Winnie The Pooh" is a Fine copy in like dust jacket. "Now We Are Six" is an about Fine copy in a just about Fine dust jacket with trivial toning to the spine and slight bends at the spine ends. Slight adhesion of the jacket to the book has skinner a little paper from the jacket and fixed it to the spine. "The House at Pooh Corner" also a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. In all a superior set in exceptional condition.
A.A. Milne would write the Pooh stories after being inspired by his son, Christopher Robin, and his stuffed animals, one of which was a bear named “Winnie.” Milne had written prolifically in other modes and genres, but the Pooh books would go on to outshine all his other works. Indeed, “Winnie The Pooh” has been listed on the New York Public Library’s 100 greatest children’s books of the century and the Ashdown Forest, where the stories take place, has become a tourist attraction as a result. "I think Pooh's secret is the kindness and generosity of spirit of the characters toward each other." (Jeanne Lamb, NY Public Library). Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #1735)