First Edition Identification : WINNIE-THE-POOH

WINNIE-THE-POOH by A. A. Milne & Ernest H. Shepard  

 

Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, - a fictional anthropomorphic bear created by A. A. Milne. The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)

 

 

Winnie-the-Pooh First edition identification and notes

True first edition copies of Winnie-the-Pooh have green cloth binding with E. H. Shepard’s illustrations of Pooh and Christopher Robin stamped in gilt to the front board. First edition copies have a yellow pictorial dust jacket. The front and rear papers are illustrated with a map of the “100 Aker Wood.” They were both published in UK by Methuen and in US by E.P Dutton in 1926. The first printing of the first US edition has the copyright page dated 1926, with no subsequent printings listed.

“Large paper” first edition copies were printed on hand made paper and were signed by Milne and Shepard and limited in number to 350. They were also published in London by Methuen in 1926. These copies have two-tone blue boards. A similar large paper first U.S. limited edition of 200 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies was also published in 1926, in this case by Dutton & Co. in New York. 

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