Now We Are Six
London: Methuen & Co., 1927.
London: Methuen & Co., 1927. First edition. A Near Fine book in Very Good+ jacket. Original red publisher's cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers. The lower board just a bit bowed. Cloth bright and unfaded. Jacket Very Good+ on account of a small chip at the crown and slight toning to the spine. A charming copy of this Winnie-the-Pooh children's classic.
Now We Are Six is a collection of poems that is part of the larger Winnie-the-Pooh imaginative world even though these poems are mostly children's verses. Milne and illustrator Ernest H. Shepard still pepper the book with written and illustrated allusions to the Hundred Acre Woods, hence this post-script from the volume's introduction: "Pooh wants us to say that he thought it was a different book; and he hopes you won't mind, but he walked through it one day, looking for his friend Piglet, and sat down on some of the pages by mistake." Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #5566)