Author: A.A. Milne
Illustrator: Ernest Shepard
MILNE, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh. Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co Ltd. . 12mo, xvi 160pp. Green boards pictorially stamped in gilt: t.e.g. Pictorial endpapers; b&w illustrations throughout. Spine ends, corners, and fore-edge of front cover a bit rubbed, else a near fine copy.
First edition. 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!