Although Alan Alexander Milne wrote novels, short stories, poetry and many plays for adults, in addition to his work as assistant editor for Punch from 1906 to 1914, it is his writings for children that have captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide and granted Milne everlasting fame (Silvey, 461). Milne wrote most of these poems at the request of friend and fellow poet Rose Fyleman, who was planning a new childrens magazine. On a rain-blighted holiday in Wales, [Milne] escaped from the crowd of fellow guests to the summerhouse, and for 11 days wrote a set of childrens verses, one each day There on the other side of the lawn was a child with whom I had lived for three years [his son, Christopher Robin] and here within me were unforgettable memories of my own childhood. He added more verses when he got home, enough for a book, and allowed some to be published in advance in Punch (Carpenter & Prichard, 351). Shepard, a Punch staff artist at the time, provided delightful line vignettes, resulting in a wonderful marriage of verse and vision.His delicately precise and fresh drawings had an instant appeal (DNB). Binding square with looseness and lean caused by separation at gutter of half-title and title pages. Boards mostly clean with a few small blemishes and moderate bow. Some loss of gilt stamped title and illustration to front; more significant loss to same on spine. Moderate rubbing to edges and corners with some small open tears and fraying, more so to top and fore-edge on rear board.
Shelf wear to hinges causing light fading in areas. Light foxing to text blocks. Internally clean but for moderate foxing scattered throughout and number penciled to top right corner of front endpaper. I nice example of this classic children's story.
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