1926 Rare First Edition - A. A. Milne & Ernest H. Shepard - WINNIE-THE-POOH
Author : A. A. Milne with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.
Title : Winnie-the-Pooh
Publisher : New York: E. P. Dutton, 1926. First Edition, First Printing, with the copyright page dated 1926, with no subsequent printings listed.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 "X 5 "
Pages : 158 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good full cloth binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good to very good content (bright and clean, exlibris of a previous owner - Donald A. Mead - on first endpaper - as shown. lower corner of content page cut - as shown, tear to the outer margin of page 21 nicely repaired by a previous owner - as show, closed tear and a minor wrinkle to the outer margin of page 23 nicely repaired by a previous owner - as shown, rare foxing and staining.)
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.
Estimate : (USD 450 - USD 1000)
The book : Rare and Nice First American edition of 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), and this was followed by The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne also included a poem about the bear in the children’s verse book When We Were Very Young (1924) and many more in Now We Are Six (1927). All four volumes were illustrated by E. H. Shepard.(Hyphens in the character's name were dropped by Disney when the company adapted the Pooh stories into a series of features that became one of its most successful franchises.)The Pooh stories have been translated into many languages, including Alexander Lenard's Latin translation, Winnie ille Pu, which was first published in 1958, and, in 1960, became the only Latin book ever to have been featured on The New York Times Best Seller list.In popular film adaptations, Pooh Bear has been voiced by actors Sterling Holloway, Hal Smith, and Jim Cummings in English and Yevgeny Leonov in Russian.
The author : Alan Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.
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