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    An Excellent First Edition Set of the Four "Pooh" Books, Signed by the Author

    A. A. Milne. A Superb First Edition Set of the Four Pooh Books, Each Signed by Author A. A. Milne. Near Fine Condition in the Original Dust Jackets.

    Including: A[lan] A[lexander] Milne. When We Were Very Young. London: Methuen & Co., [1924]. First edition. Small octavo. (7.5 x 5 inches; 190 x 124 mm). [i-vi], vii-x, [2], 99, [1] pages. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Original royal blue cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and ruled in gilt, back cover pictorially stamped in gilt with spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Original pictorial dust jacket, very lightly spotted and spine very lightly sunned. Signed on the title-page by Milne.
    [And:]
    A[lan] A[lexander] Milne. Winnie-the-Pooh. London: Methuen & Co., [1926]. First edition. Small octavo. (7.5 x 5 inches; 190 x 124 mm). [i-viii], ix, [x], xi, [5], 158, [2] pages. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Original dark green cloth, front cover ruled and pictorially stamped in gilt and spine ruled and lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. With pictorial endpapers. With advertisement from the publisher laid in. Original pictorial dust jacket, top edge slightly creased, spine lightly sunned. Signed on the title-page by Milne.
    [And:]
    A[lan] A[lexander] Milne. Now We Are Six. London: Methuen & Co., [1927]. First edition. Small octavo. (7.5 x 5 inches; 190 x 124 mm). [i-vi], vii-x, [2], 103, [1] pages. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Original dark red cloth, front cover ruled and pictorially stamped in gilt, rear cover pictorially stamped in gilt, and spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, with pink pictorial endpapers. Original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket very lightly soiled and sunned, slightly creased at top edge. Signed on the title-page by Milne.
    [And:]
    A[lan] A[lexander] Milne. The House at Pooh Corner. London: Methuen & Co., [1928]. First edition. Small octavo. (7.5 x 5 inches, 190 x 124 mm). [i-vi], vii, [viii], ix, [x], xi, [1], 178, [2] pages. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Original salmon cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and ruled in gilt, and spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Original pictorial dust jacket. Top edge of jacket slightly creased. Signed on the title-page by Milne.

    All four volumes housed in a full morocco clamshell case with four multicolored rounded spines, lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt. A near fine set and rare in this condition, all in near fine dust jackets, and each signed by the author.


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