Author: A.A. Milne
Illustrator: Ernest H. Shepard
MILNE, A[lan] A[lexander]. Winnie-the-Pooh. Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co. . 12mo, xvi 160pp. Deluxe green leather pictorially stamped in gilt: a.e.g. Pictorial map endpapers; b&w illustrations throughout. Lower spine end and corners a bit rubbed, endpapers faintly foxed and aged, else a surprisingly clean, bright copy. Scarce in this lovely condition.
First edition, being one of 3,000 copies bound in red, blue or green leather. Milne’s first book of stories featuring the now-beloved inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood. Following the astounding and unexpected success of Milne’s and Shepard’s first collaboration, the poetry collection When We Were Very Young, this book was published to great fanfare and was an immediate success. Beloved around the world, Milne’s Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo have enthralled generations of readers for nearly a century!