Published by Stanley Paul & co. London; 1925., 4to. Near Fine. **Signed by Author** This stunning First edition of this collection of short stories from the much-loved author of the Winnie the Pooh Series is in Fine condition. Beautifully illustrated by H. Willebeek le Mair. Printed on hand-made paper, the pages are clean and bright with just the smallest amount of age spotting or toning (predominantly to the endpapers). There is an ownership label affixed to the pastedown, but otherwise there are no damage or marks to speak of. It is bound in it’s original white buckram with gilt vignette to the upper cover and with gilt lettering and detailing to the spine. There is some minor rubbing to the boards, predominantly the edges, and a splash mark running down the back board. There is some sunning to the spine, but it is nonetheless a beautiful copy with the inside in particularly lovely condition complimented perfectly by the 12 stunning colour plates. This exceptional book is number 485 of 500 that were published and signed by the author, with only 485 being available for sale. In all, this would be an excellent addition to any book collection that included any of A. A. Milne’s other books as the whimsical characters and fairy tales anticipate many ideas and themes that can be seen throughout his better known tales.