1928 First UK Edition - A. A. Milne & Ernest H. Shepard - The HOUSE at POOH CORNER.
Author: A. A. Milne with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.
Title: The HOUSE at POOH CORNER.
Publisher: London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1928. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 5.5".
Pages: xi-178 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good coral-pink half morocco leather binding with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, and preserving the original gilt Robin and Pooh stamp to front cover (hinges fine, cloth boards lighlty sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A very nice binding for this beautiful first edition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, preserving the beautifully illustrated front endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.
Estimate: (USD 900 - USD 1200)
The book: Rare and Attractive First UK edition in a beautiful binding of The House at Pooh Corner -- the second volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard. It is notable for the introduction of the character Tigger. The title comes from a story in which Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet build a house for Eeyore. In another story, the game of Poohsticks is invented. As with the first book, the chapters are mostly in episodic format and can be read independently of each other. The only exception to this is Chapters 8 and 9 – Chapter 9 carries directly on from the end of Chapter 8, as the characters search for a new house for Owl, his house having been blown down in the previous chapter.
Hints that Christopher Robin is growing up, scattered throughout the book, come to a head in the final chapter, in which the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood throw him a farewell party after learning that he must leave them soon. It is made obvious, though not stated explicitly, that he is starting school. In the end, they say goodbye to Christopher Robin. Pooh and Christopher Robin climb a hill overlooking the Hundred Acre Wood and say a long, private farewell, in which Pooh promises not to forget him. The book closes with the narrator remarking, "Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."
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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