Published by Methuen & co., London; 1928. 8v0. This first edition of the classic by A. A. Milne, the fourth book in the Winnie the pooh series, is in Very Good condition. There is some rubbing and bumping to the boards and some very small marks, but apart from this the boards are largely bright and retaining their salmon pink colour with gold gilt detailing and lettering. There is a bookseller’s sticker to the inside of the front board and a crease to the front free endpaper. There is a neat ownership inscription opposite the list of books by the same author and a few of the pages have small tears to the bottom or top edge. Apart from these minor flaws, the pages are surprisingly clean and bright for a book of this age and really in very nice condition.
The dust jacket is in Very Good condition. It retains it’s original colour and is housed in a plastic sleeve to protect it from damage. There is some rubbing to spine and panels and a couple of tears, with pieces of jakcet missing. The first of these is at the top of the spine, which stops just above the “The” in the title, and the second is at the bottom right corner of the front panel and wraparound. There is also a small amount of chipping to the base of the spine and bumping to the edges and corners. There is some creasing to the front cover. Please see photos for further details of these points.
In all, hovever, this lovely children’s classic first edition is in much better condition than initially given by the description, but we aim to be as accurate as possible with our books. Please see all photos for further details of this book and see for yourself how nice it truly is. It would be a good addition to any collection of modern first editions and a worthwhile investment.