1926 RARE 1st Edition Winnie The Pooh A A Milne 1st Printing Collectable
This is a rare, collectable 1st edition, 1st printing of WINNIE THE POOH - one of the classics of children's literature - and this book is in great condition as it is nearly 100 years old. Printed by Methuen & Co. In Great Britian, and published in 1926, it is a true 1st edition, 1st printing, with only the one date "First Published in 1926" listed (as you can see in the photos). There were 5,500 first editions, first printings of this book, with only about 3,500 - 4,000 thought to still be in existence and this is one of them. There are no owner inscriptions or handwriting anywhere in the book, and there is no foxing or spotting in the book (which is especially rare for such a collectable book of this age). The spine is tight and straight. Most of the illustrations on the first 49 pages have been skillfully & lovingly coloured in by a previous owner, whilst all of the illustrations after page 50 are clean & untouched.
The illustrated maps of "100 Aker Wood" in the front & back look great. The golden guilt is visible on the pages at the top, and the guilted lettering and picture of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh is very clear on the cover and spine.
All in all, a nice authentic copy of A A Milne's iconic children's title, with the wonderful Ernest Shepard drawings inside. This book will only increase in value in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh in 2026.
This book will make a wonderful, unique gift to someone special. The item "1926 RARE 1st Edition Winnie The Pooh A A Milne 1st Printing Collectable" is in sale since Friday, November 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "lisbon201313" and is located in Enfield. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Publisher: Methuen & Co
- Character Family: Winnie The Pooh
- Fiction Subject: Action & Adventure
- Place of Publication: London
- Author: A A Milne
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Year Printed: 1926
- Language: English
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Binding: Hardback