This is an exceptionally rare copy of the fist edition, first issue of this classic children's book of poems by A. A. Milne!
Published by Methuen, London; 1924. This lovely first edition, first printing is in Near Fine condition. It is tightly bound in original blue boards, with gold gilt detailing to the front and rear, and lettering to the spine. There is some mild bumping to the corners and spine ends and some rubbing to the edges with slight discolouration. Apart from these small points, it is in very smart condition, the binding is sound and the boards free from marks and damage. Inside, there is some slight bubbling to part of the pastedown inside the front board and some very minor toning as to be expected but otherwise the pages are damage free and in lovely bright condition. This is the particularly scarce first issue, without ix to the contents page - a very rare find in this condition, indeed. Provenance: there is a gift inscription dated 1924. The dust jacket is in Very good condition, there is some mild chipping to the edges and top of the spine and a tear running approximately an inch up from the front bottom edge of the spine and then across the spine, but there is no loss to the jacket (please see photos). There is the odd mark, the main one being a stain across the bottom of the front panel and rubbing to the rear, but the jacket remains very smart and attractive nonetheless.
In all, a particularly collectible copy of this book and certainly an investment for the future!