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MILNE, A. A.

Now We Are Six.

With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

London, Methuen & Co., 1927 Stock Code: 133436
£1,750.00
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Notes

First edition, first impression. Following the success of When We Were Very Young Milne began planning a second book of poetry for children. In a January 1926 letter to his brother Ken he included it as number one in a list of "things which ought to be done": "A book of verses (about 15 done to date) to appear in 1927 or 1928" (Thwaite p. 293). By the time that Winnie-the-Pooh was published in late 1926 half the poems for this third book were already complete. Published on 13 October 1927, it took only two months for Now We Are Six to eclipse the sales records of the previous two books. Full of Milne's charming verse, this collection is also notable for including many illustrations of Pooh, Piglet, and the other nursery toys, even when uncalled for by the poems.

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Description

Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards with pictorial motifs, twin rule to turn-ins, floral endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard.

Condition

A fine copy.

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