Winnie-the-Pooh (Signed limited edition)
London: Methuen, 1926.
London: Methuen, 1926. First edition. Number 136 of 350 copies signed by A. A. Milne and the illustrator, E. H. Shepard, who helped bring Winnie the Pooh to Life. Original blue quarter cloth over blue boards with paper label to front. A Very Good+ to Near Fine copy with the spine lightly sunned and small bumps to corners and wear to the board edges. Previous owner's name on the front paste-down, otherwise an excellent copy internally. Retaining the large folding map to the rear. Housed in a handsome clamshell case.
The first of A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books, responsible for introducing children the world over to Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, and Kanga and Roo. One of the most influential children's books in the world, it tells of the adventures of Christopher Robin, his bear Pooh, and their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Milne notably drew inspiration from the toys and playtime of his young son, who also appears as a regular character and the only human figure in the Wood. Very Good + (Item #5889)