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Published by Methuen & Co. London; 1931. 4to. Fine. **Signed by Both Kenneth Grahame AND E. H. Shepard** Limited edition numbered 82 of just 200!

This simply stunning book is in Fine condition. Tightly bound in original publisher’s green cloth backed boards, with cream paper label to spine with title printed in black. There is some mild sunning to the spine and label, but otherwise the boards are clean with the only other signs of wear being marginal bumping to the spine ends and board corners and the faintest hint of toning to the edges. Inside, this beautiful book with hand-made pages is in excellent condition. There is only the faintest hint of toning to the page edges, as with the boards, but apart from this the pages are clean and bright and free from any damage or blemishes. Signed and numbered by both author and illustrator, just one year before Grahame’s death, this is an incredibly rare book to become available, with it’s beautiful illustrations, by the same illustrator that depicted Winnie the Pooh so timelessly. In all this is a superb copy of this wonderful classic, and is absolutely an investment for any book collector, which is sure to only gain in value as time goes by. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries regarding this exceptional book.

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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. 

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ublished by Methune, London; 1926. 8vo. This is a beautiful first edition/first impression of this timeless children’s classic by A. A. Milne. Bound in it’s original dark green boards with gold gilt detailing and lettering. There is some minor bumping to the spine ends and board corners and a small mark just a couple of milimetres in diameter just below the gilt illustration on the front board. There is rubbing to the rear board, with some discolouration, but the binding remains sound and the book is very smart. Inside, there is some toning to the endpapers, but otherwise the pages are exceptionally clean and bright with just the odd age spot or hint of toning to the rims of pages. Overall this lovely book is in Near Fine condition and really is in beautiful condition.

The dustjacket is also in Near Fine condition. There is some minor bumping to the spine ends and board corners, and some slight rubbing in places, particularly over the author’s name on the front panel, with some loss. There is the odd small mark, with one in particular on the front panel, which is quite dark and measures about a centimetre in diameter. However, there is only slight darkening to the spine, which is common for this book, and the jacket is overall bright and in very nice condition indeed. It is the very rare original first issue jacket, with 117th thousand at the top of the rear flap. 

Overall, this is a particularly lovely copy of this beloved rare first edition. It would be a definite investment for any collector to add this to their collection, as it is sure to grow in value over the years. Please have a look at our photos as they form an important part of the description and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on this beautiful book, we would be happy to help.

£2,170.00

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Published by Methuen, London; 1924-1928. This is a stunning complete set of Winnie the Pooh First editions *including rare First printing of When We Were Very Young*

When We Were Very Young:-
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 first issue, without ix to the contents page. 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. 

Winnie the Pooh:-
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.

Now We Are Six:- 
Published by Methuen, London; 1927. This lovely book is in Near Fine condition. It is tightly bound in original red boards, with gold gilt detailing to the front and lettering to the spine. There is some bumping to the corners and spine ends, with some minor loss to the base of the spine, but apart from this and a slight darkening to the spine, the boards are in very nice condition. Internally, the pages are clean and bright and free from blemishes or damage. There is only the slightest hint of toning or age spottingto the page edges and the book is in very smart condition. Provenance: There is a neat gift inscription to the top right corner of the title page dated 1927. The dust jacket is in Near Fine condition, with just some minor chipping to the edges and corners, particularly the spine ends. There are just a couple of slight marks, and a darkening to the spine from sitting on a bookshelf, but the panels retain some of their lovely original colour and the jacket is bright and smart. A lovely copy of this first edition!

The House at Pooh Corner:-
Published by Methuen, London; 1928. This smart first edition copy of the popular final book of the winnie the pooh series is in Near Fine condition. There is some slight bumping to the spine ends and board corneres, a little fading to the salmon pink of the original boards, and a few tiny black marks to the rear board, but apart from this the binding is tight and the boards free from blemishes or damage, with the lovely gold gilt detailing to the front and lettering to the spine. There is a gift inscription to the front free endpaper, and the odd age spot and very slight toning, particularly to the free endpapers, but apart from this the pages are remarkably clean and bright and free from blemishes or wear. The dustjacket is in Near Fine condition. There is some chipping to the spine ends and the edges, and a darkening to the edges and spine, but apart from this the jacket retains it’s lovely salmon pink colour. Apart from some small rubbing marks to the panels, there are no other real issues to speak of and it is a very smart jacket for this lovely book. 

Overall, this set is a rare find for collectors of Winnie the Pooh, including the hard to come by first issue of When We Were Very Young. All the books and jackets are in lovely condition, which in itself is very surprising for children’s first editions. The jackets are now all protected by plastic and the books stored out of sunlight to ensure they remain such exceptional condition. Indeed, these books would be an excellent investment for anyone looking for books to add to their collection or for those who have become disenchanted with low-gain savings accounts! 

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£8,765.00

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Published by Methuen, London in 1927. This is a lovely copy of the children's classic by A. A. Milne, beautifully illustrated by E. H. Shepherd. This lovely book is in its original red cloth boards with beautiful gold guilt detailing. There is some minor rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners of the boards. Inside there is a birthday inscription to the front free endpaper (as so often these books were given as sixth birthday presents). There is one very small bump/dent to the front board and the spine is not quite as bright as it once was, but otherwise the book is in lovely condition, with clean bright pages and is in very good to near fine condition.  The book comes in its original light blue dust jacket, which is in very good condition. There is just some minor rubbing to the extremities, correlating to that of the boards, and some minor loss and chipping to the corner and spine ends. There is one small tear to the lower edge of the front cover and some light discolouration to the spine. In all, this is a lovely copy of this children's classic and would be a worthwhile addition to any collection.  

£825.00

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