First printing of the first book of Pooh prose stories, in which Christopher Robin's bear first becomes Winnie the Pooh.
About fine in very good plus jacket.
WINNIE THE POOH
"Here is nonsense in the best tradition [...] with the high seriousness about it that children and other wise people love." – contemporary review in the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE
In Milne's first book of children's verse, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG (1924), the silly old bear appears in only a couple poems and does not yet have a name. After that book's smashing success, Milne was encouraged by his wife to write down some of the bedtime stories he made up for his son about his favorite toys. Here we get many of the best loved stories from the Hundred Acre Wood: Piglet meets a Heffalump, Eeyore has a birthday, and Pooh runs out of honey. Timeless.
Read more: Thwaite, Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-The-Pooh.
London: Methuen, (1926). Octavo. 7.5'' x 4.75''. Original green gilt cloth. In original light orange pictorial dust jacket. Black-and-white cartographic endpapers. Top edge gilt. Illustrated in line by E.H. Shepard. , 158,  pages. Book with typical offsetting to endpapers and some soiling to last two pages, else remarkably bright. Jacket with light soil and slight wear to spine ends. Unrestored and presents beautifully.
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