A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

A lonely toy bear on an otherwise empty shop shelf on Christmas Eve in 1956 first captured the attention of Michael Bond. Enamored, the BBC employee brought the stuffed bear home to his wife. They named the bear Paddington after the station near their home in London, and thus inspired, Bond began to write a few cute stories about the bear's adventures starting with A Bear Called Paddington in October 1958. The friendly bear with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffel coat and love of marmalade—has become a classic character from British children's literature and has become popular with American audiences as well. Learn more in our book collecting guide article, "Michael Bond - The Man Behind Paddington Bear."

First Edition Identification and Notes

A Bear Called Paddington was first published in London by Collins in 1958 with a blue and white dust jacket. The first US edition was printed by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, in 1960, with a bright yellow dustwrapper with the title in various colors.  

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A Bear Called Paddington

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1958
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by BOND, Michael. Illustrated by: FORTNUM, Peggy.

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London: Collins, 1958. . First edition in a later dust-jacket, small 8vo., pp.128, pink cloth lettered in silver, b/w illustrations; light surface soil to cloth, small pin-hole to cloth over spine, creasing to head and foot of spine, very slight curling to corners of boards, a good++ copy of the scarce first edition, in later price-clipped dust-jacket, which is… Read more
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1958
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1960
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1960
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by Bond, Michael.

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Houghton Mifflin Co.:, 1960. 128 pages, illustrated with b&w line drawings by Peggy Fortum. This is Michael Bond's second book about Paddington Bear. This book is a first edition, though not stated. Yellow cloth covers. FINE- HARDCOVER.. Hard Cover. Fine-/No Dust Jacket Present.. Illus. by Peggy Fortum. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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1963
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond Michael

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1970
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London: Collins St James's Place, 1970. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 205x140x15mm. FORTNUM, PEGGY. 205x140x15mm+288g . . Collins St James's Place. London. 1970. . . . Pp128. Red cloth hard boards; silver lettering to spine; in original dust jacket; clipped. Spine has minor fading at top edge; jacket has tears along edges. Drawings by PEGGY FORTNUM. All pages are bright clean… Read more
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1964
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael [Peggy Fortnum (illusts.)]

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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

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1958
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

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1970
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London: Collins, 1970. 128pp; red cloth boards with black ink marks to front board, spine-ends a little faded; silver title to spine; presentation inscription to fep. and few marks.. Hard Cover. Fair. Illus. by Fortnum, Peggy. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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1962
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