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The Pooh Books: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG; WINNIE THE POOH; NOW WE ARE SIX; THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

The Pooh Books: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG; WINNIE THE POOH; NOW WE ARE SIX; THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

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The Pooh Books: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG; WINNIE THE POOH; NOW WE ARE SIX; THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

by Milne, A.A.; Shepard, Ernest H

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Overall fine in near-fine jackets.
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London: Methuen, 1928. First editions. Overall fine in near-fine jackets.. Complete set of first editions of the Pooh Books, all in original dust jackets, with WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG signed by Milne and Shepard. In 1933 Compton Mackenzie described the publication of the first Pooh Book, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG as marking "an epoch as positively as any children's book has ever marked one. It is not extravagant to surmise that a distant posterity may find in that volume of children's verse a key with which to unlock the present more easily than with any contemporary novel, poem, or play" (quoted in Thwaite). The series is an evocative reflection of English childhood in the 1920s, yet transcends the time and place of its making for each new generation to discover - and fall for. As the first book in the series, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG is the most difficult to find signed, making this an especially desirable set. 4 volumes, 7.5'' x 5'' each. Original blue, green, red and pink cloths. In original color printed dust jackets. Top edges gilt. WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG has page ix, not the very rare first state. Signed by Milne and Shepard on title page of WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. Contemporary Methuen ad laid into SIX. Housed in beautiful blue goatskin box with in-laid Pooh design on front board. Books all fine, with only a bit of the typical offsetting in the gutter: Firm hinges, fresh cloth, clean text, no inscriptions. Jackets range fine (WINNIE-THE-POOH) to very good (HOUSE, with some small chips to spine ends not affecting text and a long closed tear to front joint); WWVY and SIX solidly near fine with only a bit of shallow chipping and touch of toning to spine of SIX: else little soil or sunning.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
39921
Title
The Pooh Books: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG; WINNIE THE POOH; NOW WE ARE SIX; THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER
Author
Milne, A.A.; Shepard, Ernest H
Book Condition
Used - Overall fine in near-fine jackets.
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First editions
Publisher
Methuen
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1928
Keywords
20th century,Chapter Book,English & British,Poetry,Books to Film,Gift Idea
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May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.

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Fine
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Chipping
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