New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1928. First edition. Number 133 of 250 copies signed by A. A. Milne and his illustrator E. H. Shepard, who brought Winnie the Pooh to life. A lovely copy, lacking the scarce glassine jacket and publisher's box but otherwise complete. Original green quarter cloth over pictorial yellow paper boards with paper label to spine. Spine the slightest bit sunned and some mild soiling to the top edges of boards. Green endpapers. Internally clean and pleasing.
The second of Milne's Winnie the Pooh books, The House at Pooh Corner was particularly notable for the introduction of the beloved character Tigger. As Pooh and Piglet work on building a house for Eeyore and search for a new home for Owl after a storm destroys his, the neighborhood is disrupted by two major events: the arrival of the energetic Tigger, and the departure of Christopher Robin, who has come of age to leave for school. Optimistic and nostalgic, the book ends with the unforgettable image: "Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place at the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing." Near Fine (Item #3266)