MILNE, A.A.; SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrator).

[A Complete Set of Winnie-the-Pooh Books].

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99623
[A Complete Set of Winnie-the-Pooh Books.]
I. When We Were Very Young.
II. Winnie-the-Pooh.
III.Now We Are Six.
IV.The House at Pooh Corner
London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1924-28.
£9,500
A near-fine set, both internally and externally.

Milne's first volume (When We Were Very Young) was published in November 1924 and was such a resounding success that the subsequent three titles followed in quick succession. This is a super set of first editions, with only minor restoration to the jackets and no ownership inscriptions.
 
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First editions, When We Were Very Young, second issue with p.ix numbered; 8vo; illustrations by E.H. Shepard, 3 advertisements (including 'Original Drawings... Sporting Gallery', and 'The Christopher Robin Calendar') loosely inserted; publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers to all but first title (as published), the first title with attractive bookplate to upper pastedown, toning and offsetting from jacket flaps to first, second and fourth, a few, small blind dents to lower corner of upper cover of first, pictorial dust-jackets, small professional restorations to spine extremities and flap-fold corners, minor dust-soiling commensurate with age, in all a near-fine set both internally and externally; preserved in a custom-made slip-case.

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23/01/2020

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