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MILNE, A.A. When We Were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh, Now We Are Six, and The House at Pooh Corner. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London : Methuen and Co., (1926, 1927, 1928) [for the second, third and fourth volumes]; New York: E.P. Dutton, (1933) [for the first volume]. Methuen editions are all First UK Editions; Dutton edition is 149th printing [originally published in 1924].
In four volumes.
I: Pp. [i]-xii,(2),1-100,(6), frontispiece;
II: Pp. [i]-xi,(3),-158,(6);
III: Pp. (2),[i]-x,(2),1-103,(7);
IV: [i]-xi,(1),-178,(8), frontispiece.
Copiously illustrated. Endpapers lavishly illustrated in colour. 8vo, full green leather (WWWVY),
full mustard yellow leather (WTP),
full blue leather (NWAS),
full red leather (HAPC), gilt decorations with extensive tooling to front, elaborate gilt dentelles to edges and verso of boards (bordering endpapers), gilt tooling and lettering as well as five raised bands and leather title blocks to spines, all edges gilt, each volume with ribbon placemarkers.
In paper covered slipcase, decorated in the form of the endpapers.
A magnificent set of Milne's classic, seminal works for youngsters. Beautifully bound by the eminently professional Hatchards Ltd., (187 Piccadilly) in a uniform style, with each volume bound in a different colour akin to its cloth original.
This lot contains three first edition volumes, including "Winnie-the-Pooh", "Now We Are Six", and "The House at Pooh Corner".
"When We Were Very Young", despite being a later American printing, is given the same expert attention in its binding. Spine of "When We Were Very Young" browned, with faint sunning to the remaining three spines, a couple of instances of minor marginal smudging, else very good in rubbed, browned, tape-repaired slipcase.
A lovely set. 10,000.00
Title: When We Were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh, Now We Are Six, and The House at Pooh Corner. 4 vols in slipcase. 3 First Editions
Publisher: Methuen & Co., Dutton, London and New York, 1933,: 1926
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 75371