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    The Pooh Books

    A. A. Milne. The Four Pooh Books, including: When We Were Very Young. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., [1924]. First edition (with p. ix numbered). Small octavo. x, [2], 99, [1] pages. Original royal blue cloth ruled in gilt on front cover, pictorially stamped in gilt on front and rear covers, ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Binding very slightly cocked. A couple of fingertip-sized indentations to rear board. Minor wear to base of spine. Small area of surface loss over and around inked name on front free endpaper; offsetting to both front and rear free endpapers. Some foxing/staining throughout. Binding cracked at several openings. In a lightly soiled dust jacket, chipped at spine ends and at folds. Generally very good. [and:] Winnie-the-Pooh. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., [1926]. First edition. Small octavo. xi, [5], 158, [1], [1, printer's imprint] pages. Original dark green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt within single gilt rule on front cover and ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers. A couple of tiny indentations to spine. Minor toning at edges of pages. A four-and-one-half-inch closed tear to bottom of pages 25/26-29/30. Jacket lightly chipped at spine ends and at folds; spine and fore-edges darkened. A lovely copy in generally near fine condition. [and:] Now We Are Six. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., [1927]. First edition. Small octavo. x, [2], 103, [1, printer's imprint] pages. Original dark red cloth ruled in gilt on front cover, pictorially stamped in gilt on front and rear covers, and ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Pink pictorial endpapers. Very minor wear to spine ends. Gilt lettering on spine dulled. Small nick to edge of paper on front pastedown. Over-opened at a couple of points throughout. Pages lightly toned around edges. Very short tears to edges of approximately three leaves; a longer inch-and-a-half closed tear to bottom of pages 39/40. The only book in this lot lacking its dust jacket. Very good. [and:] The House at Pooh Corner. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., [1928]. First edition. Small octavo. xi, [1, blank], 178, [1], [1, printer's imprint] pages. Original salmon cloth pictorially stamped in gilt within a single gilt rule on front cover and ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Pink pictorial endpapers. Spine very lightly sunned. Dust jacket chipped at head of spine and at edges of flap folds; spine a bit darkened. Fine.

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