Milne, Alan Alexander
The House at Pooh Corner
Published: Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1928.
With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.
Wonderful full vellum exhibition binding by The Cottage Bindery of Bath; both boards are decorated with gilt fillets embellished with cornerpiece figures of Winnie-The-Pooh eating honey, the front board bears a colour inlay of Winnie-The-Pooh, Piglet and Christopher Robin standing on a bridge, the rear a hand-coloured silhouette image of Pooh and Christopher. The spine is decorated in compartments each with a central standing Pooh, encased in foliate panels and separated with raised gilt banding; teg; original pictorial endpapers; 8vo. Housed in a modern crimson buckram slipcase with the original cloth cover mounted on the front.
First Edition. Profusely illustrated throughout the text in black and white.
A magnificent exhibition binding and a very clean copy of this the first edition of the last book in Milne’s fabulous ‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ series.
'There are not so many books that, sitting reading them alone, you find yourself laughing aloud over. This is one of them.'
Herald Tribune, on the publication of Winnie-The-Pooh in 1926.
Milne’s (1882-1956) most popular works were the two sets of stories about the adventures of Christopher Robin and his toy animals - Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, and Eeyore - as told in ‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ (1926) and this work ‘The House at Pooh Corner’ (1928). Ernest Shepard's illustrations added to the books' charm.
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