Pooh Goes Visiting in Story-Folk.
First edition of a four-act play based on chapters two and seven of Winnie-the-Pooh, accompanied by seven colour cut-outs representing characters from the play: two versions of Pooh, and one each of Christopher Robin, Rabbit, Piglet, Rabbit’s friends and relations, and a bush with a hole through the centre. The set was to be used to enact the play, with the pictorial paste-ons to the upper and lower portions of the publisher’s box serving as backdrops for the Hundred Acre Wood and the inside of Rabbit’s house. The “Story-Folk” series had at least five titles and was intended to allow children “to spend a winter’s evening, a rainy afternoon or a convalescent period cheerfully”. A rare set of early Pooh merchandise. Provenance: from the collection of Pat McInally.
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Octavo. Two copies in original blue wrappers, titles to front covers in white. 7 colour cut-out figures. With the publisher’s box with colour pictorial illustrations to each side. Housed in the publisher’s slipcase. Wax crayon marks to one side of the box, two corners of box split, edges of slipcase rubbed with small loss to foot of spine. One figure is detached from its stand and another figure has a new stand.