London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1926. First edition. A Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket. Fresh cloth and bright gilt, having been well protected by the dust jacket. Very Good jacket with a handful of tears professionally closed on the verso with archival tape, some loss at the spine ends and overall age toning. First state jacket with "117th thousand" at the top of the rear panel.
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" (NYPL). Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #4941)