1926 Rare First Edition - WINNIE-THE-POOH by A.A. Milne & Illustrated by Shepard.
Author: A. A. Milne with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.
Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, 1926. First American Edition, First Printing, with the copyright page dated 1926, with no subsequent printings listed.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 "X 5.5 ".
Pages: 158 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good to very good full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, spine and front cover gilt decoration faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Top edge is tinted green.
Content: Good to very good content (tight, light foxing and staining - as shown, few margin tears nicely repaired by a previous owner - as shown, light foxing to endpaper - as shown, small bookseller stamp on the lower part of the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the map endpapers and all the beautiful illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.
Estimate: (USD 800 - 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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