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MILNE, A. A.

Rare books by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard, including first editions, signed first editions, illustrations and finely bound sets of the Winnie-the-Pooh books.

A. A. Milne (1882–1956) & Ernest H. Shepard (1879–1976) were the author and illustrator of theWinnie-the-Poohbooks.

Before Pooh, Alan Alexander Milne had a thriving career as a humorist and playwright. In 1904, shortly after graduating from Cambridge, he published his first piece in Punch, and by 1906 was an assistant editor. His plays and novels, including the popular detective story The Red House Mystery, were enormously successful.

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  1. The Red House Mystery.

    The Red House Mystery.

    First edition, first impression of the author's only mystery novel. Rare in the jacket. Advance review copy with the publisher's slip loosely inserted. Learn More
    £6,500

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 112974

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  2. When We Were Very Young.
    signed

    When We Were Very Young.

    With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.
    First trade edition, second issue with the page number ix present in the preliminaries. In copies of the first issue the contents leaf (ix-x) is unnumbered. A beautiful copy, rare in this condition. Provenance: from the collection of Pat McInally. Learn More
    £10,000

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 69742

    Signed: Yes

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  3. When We Were Very Young.
    signed

    When We Were Very Young.

    First US trade edition, originally published in the UK in the same year. Inscribed by the author on the front blank, "For Mrs. Barnside from A. A. Milne. Christmas, 1924". Inscribed copies of the first US edition are rare; we know of only one other to have appeared on the market. Provenance: from the collection of Pat McInally. Learn More
    £7,000

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: New York:

    Stock Code: 69808

    Signed: Yes

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  4. When We Were Very Young.
    signed

    When We Were Very Young.

    With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 49 of 100 large-paper copies signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £15,000

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 105546

    Signed: Yes

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  5. The Pooh books:

    The Pooh books:

    When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner.
    First editions, first impressions, of the four Pooh books; When We Were Very Young in the second state, with the page number ix present in the preliminaries. Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 96371

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  6. When We Were Very Young.

    When We Were Very Young.

    First edition, first impression. The first and the scarcest of the four Pooh books with an initial print run of 4,500. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 94666

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  7. When We Were Very Young.
    signed

    When We Were Very Young.

    First trade edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to Elliott Beach Macrae, who would become his publisher in the US in 1944 as head of E. P. Dutton. The inscription, written as a poem on the front free endpaper, reads: "Though Beach Macrae / Be bald or grey / Or Elliot Beach / Be a little of each / Whatever his age, I shall say / ‘Good luck to Elliot Beach Macrae'. Learn More
    £10,000

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 102616

    Signed: Yes

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  8. When We Were Very Young.
    signed

    When We Were Very Young.

    Second edition. Signed by both Milne and Shepard on the title page. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 102832

    Signed: Yes

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  9. When We Were Very Young.

    When We Were Very Young.

    First edition, first impression, in the later printing dust jacket. The first and the scarcest of the four Pooh books with an initial print run of 4,500. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99418

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  10. When We Were Very Young.
    signed

    When We Were Very Young.

    With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80523

    Signed: Yes

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  11. The Pooh books:

    The Pooh books:

    When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner.
    First editions, first impressions. A beautiful set, uncommon in such nice condition. Learn More
    £17,500

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80536

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  12. When We Were Very Young.

    When We Were Very Young.

    First edition, first impression. The first and the scarcest of the four Pooh books with an initial print run of only 4,500. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 82293

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    signed

    When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner.

    Signed limited editions, large paper issue, signed by both the author and artist. As the limitations vary, this is one of just 100 possible complete sets: When We Were Very Young is no. 3 of 100 copies; Winnie-the-Pooh, no. 124 of 350 copies; Now We Are Six, no. 69 of 200 copies; and The House at Pooh Corner, no. 142 of 350 copies.