Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne First Edition 1st/1st 1926 Signed rare
Published by Methuen & co. Signed association copy with authors signature to title page and gift inscription from authors brother to endpaper. This beautiful, rare book is an absolute treasure. It is in Very Good condition. Bound in its original dark green boards with gold gilt detailing to front and spine. There is some bumping to the spine ends and board corners, and a small knock to the top edge of the rear board. There is a slight lean to the spine and some minor rubbing to the boards, but otherwis the binding is sound and in very good condition. Inside, there is a gift inscription from the authors brother on the front endpaper, reading Nancy and Joan Bond from the authors brother KJ. The book is also signed by A. Milne to the title page.
The pages are clean and bright with just the odd age spot and only minor toning rubbing, but largely in excellent condition. The only exception is to page 33/34, which unfortunately has a tear to the bottom of the page, to the inner edge, measuring approximately 6.5 centimetres in lenght (please see photo).
Apart from this issue, this is a lovely book, in very nice condition indeed and with a close connection to the authors family. In all, this book would be a very good addition to any rare book collection, being rather special, with both the authors signature to the title page and the close association to his family in his brothers gift inscription.
This book would be an excellent investment, in spite of the minor points mentioned above. The item "Winnie the Pooh by A. Milne First Edition 1st/1st 1926 Signed rare" is in sale since Wednesday, February 07, 2018. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
The seller is "everlastingeditions" and is located in Woldingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Fiction Subject: Children's
- Binding: Hardback
- Year Printed: 1926
- Author: A. Milne
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Language: English
- Character Family: Winnie the Pooh
- Place of Publication: London
- Popular Authors/ Series: Winnie the Pooh
- Illustrator: E.
- Publication Year: 1926
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Publisher: Methuen & Co.