LARGE-PAPER COPY WINNIE-THE-POOH, LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY MILNE AND SHEPARD, ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES
MILNE, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1926. Quarto, original half blue cloth, pictorial pink paper boards, paper spine label, original dust jacket, original glassine, original pictorial cardboard gift box.
Signed limited first American edition, number 140 of 200 large-paper copies signed by Milne and illustrator Ernest H. Shepard, in the scarce original glassine and publisher’s box.
“Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh has been considered a classic of children’s literature almost since its publication” (Cooper & Cooper, 95). “Ernest H. Shepard’s illustrations, modeled after the actual toys, show character and movement in simple line vignettes, which add so much to the books that most people consider them to be inseparable from the texts” (Silvey, 462). With original glassine and box. See Payne II; Cutler & Stiles, 116.
Book fine, dust jacket bright and about-fine with only short closed tear to front panel. Original glassine with mild loss to lower edge of rear panel. Original cardboard box with minor restoration. A very nearly fine copy.