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  1. First edition thus; 4to (285 x 230 mm); 12 mounted colour plates by Edward J. Detmold; publisher's cream gilt boards after a design by Detmold, edges uncut, as published, contemporary ink gift presentation to balnk verso of upper front free endpaper, spine darkened (as usual) some surface soiling, mostly to rear, spine ends and corners light bumped, otherwise very good and internally fine.

  2. First edition; 8vo; frontispiece by Graham Robertson, occasional spotting and browning, slightly worn at extremities, otherwise very good; publisher's pictorial blue-green cloth stamped in gilt, leaves uncut (as published), some marks to binding, head and foot of spine bumped with minor tears, upper joint splitting, otherwise, also very good; preserved in a modern, bespoke dark blue morocco solander box.

  3. First editions, When We Were Very Young, first issue with p.ix not numbered; 8vo; illustrations by E.H. Shepard; comprising When We Were Very Young, neat ink ownership inscription and light browning to endpapers, slight sunning to spine, jacket with light toning to spine and panels, spine ends and corners a little chipped, 1 or 2 short tears with light creasing to head and foot, professional restoration to head of spine, extremities a little rubbed, 1924; Winnie-the-Pooh, map endpapers (very light browning), jacket with light toning to spine, neat and professional repairs and restorations to spine, corners and along upper fore-edge, repaired tear straying into upper panel, 1926; Now We Are Six, pictorial endpapers, spine slightly darkened, light toning to jacket spine and head of upper panel, spine with chip to foot, minor chipping to tip of spine and corners, some light surface soiling, short nick to head, 1927; The House at Pooh Corner, pictorial endpapers (very light browning), jacket spine with light toning, minor chipping and light creasing to spine tips and corners, 1928; publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt, light rubbing to spine tips and corners, top edge gilt, dust-jackets, a very good set; preserved in a custom-made slip-case.

  4. First edition; 8vo; illustrations and map endpapers by Ernest Shepard, a very few, minor, peripheral marks, the only two of note at base of p. 131 but even these are light and small, otherwise near fine; publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, light bumping to spine tips and upper right-hand corner, illustrated dust-jacket, spine slightly faded, light soiling, minor chipping to head of spine and corners, otherwise, again, near fine.

  5. First edition, number 30 of 200 copies on handmade paper, signed by Milne and Kenneth Grahame; 4to (235 x 190 mm); publisher's quarter blue cloth-backed boards, with paper label on upper board (spare one tipped-in at the end), printed dust-jacket, spine darkened with minor chipping to extremities, small, expert restorations to upper edge, minor shelf wear, otherwise a bright and clean copy in the scarce dust-jacket.

  6. First edition, trade issue; 4to (280 x 280 mm.); 12 transfer lithographs by Nicholson, usual offsetting onto text leaves; publisher's cloth-backed pictorial boards, usual darkening, some marking to lower cover, but overall a very good, sharp copy.

  7. Limited edition, one of 145 examples on Japon Impérial, 4to (30.5 x 23.5 cm), text in French, translated by N.Andreieff, half-title, title, 76, [6] pp., with 20 colour plates and numerous vignettes in text and elaborate borders, polychrome gold and silver printing, with an extra suite in black in the original green paper chemise; original printed wrappers with gilt detail and publisher's slipcase, slipcase slightly worn and faded but otherwise a mint copy.

  8. First and limited deluxe American edition, number 41 of 100 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham; 4to (295 x 240 mm); illustrated with a tipped-in colour frontispiece and a further 11 tipped-in colour plates, all with captioned tissue guards, numerous in-text black & white illustrations, the odd spot to first and last few leaves, else fine; publisher's deluxe full vellum binding, stamped in gilt; replacement silk ties; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, as published, illustrated endpapers, mild age discolouration and slight bowing to upper boards, otherwise very good indeed; (xvi), 147, (1) pp.

  9. limited edition, one of 800 copies; 4to (25 x 20 cm); half-title, title-page with frontispiece, 196pp., illustrated throughout, with 22 hors-texte; original yellow silk covered boards with gilt title to upper cover, spine a little stained, silk split to lower spine, a very good copy.

  10. Number 234 of a limited edition of 500 copies, signed by Thomson; 4to (290 x 235 mm); 40 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, some light peripheral spotting, mostly to endpapers; publisher's full vellum gilt, silk ties, discolouraton to spine from glue reaction (as is common), upper board slightly bowed, otherwise very good.

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