An excellent First edition copy of the beloved children's classic by A. A. Milne, still in lovely condition and beautifully illustrated by E. H. Shepard.
Published by Methuen, London; 1926. This is an excellent copy of this rare first edition. It is in Fine condition, tightly bound in original green boards, with gold gilt detailing to the front and lettering to the spine. There is just the smallest degree of bumping to the spine ends and corners, but apart from this the boards are exceptionally clean and free from damage. Inside, there is a small tear to the middle of the bottom edge of the front free endpaper, about 1.5 centimetres in length. There is just the slightest degree of toning and age spotting to the extreme edges of the pages, but otherwise they are clean and bright with no blemishes or marks to speak of. In all this is a rare Fine copy of this book! The dust jacket is in Near Fine condition, it is the rare first issue with 117th thousand to top of rear flap. There is some chipping to the spine ends and corners, and a closed tear to the top corner of the rear panel. But there is hardly any darkening to the spine, and barely any marking to the jacket and, in all, this is a very nice example of this first edition and jacket indeed.