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    One of 200 Copies Signed by Both A. A. Milne
    and Ernest H. Shepard

    A. A. Milne. Now We Are Six. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., [1927]. First edition. One of 200 numbered copies on handmade paper, signed by both the author and illustrator, this copy being No. 22. Small quarto (8.625 x 7 inches; 220 x 178 mm.). [2, blank], x, [1, fly-title (verso blank)], 103, [1, printer's imprint], [2, blank] pages. Text illustrations. Original quarter beige buckram over salmon-colored paper over boards with printed paper label on front cover. Additional printed paper label mounted on rear pastedown. All edges uncut. Small area of slight discoloration on front board; corners very lightly bumped. Endpapers a bit darkened, with a few fox marks. A few leaves unevenly opened; a bit of browning to uncut edges; a few pages with tiny surface tears to fore-edge. Tiny red mark in outer blank margin of page 32; small faint stains in lower margin of page 99. Otherwise a fine copy. In the original pale blue dust jacket printed in blue (jacket lightly foxed, with a few darker spots on spine; jacket spine and edges slightly faded, with a few chips at head of spine and at top and bottom of flap folds). Housed in an orange cloth chemise and quarter burnt orange morocco gilt over orange cloth boards slipcase. Slipcase spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt with five raised bands. Small bookseller's ticket of Philip C. Duschnes Rare Books mounted inside back panel of chemise; newspaper clipping laid in.

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