First American Signed Limited Edition

    A. A. Milne. Winnie-the-Pooh. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. [New York]: E. P. Dutton & Company, [1926].

    First American edition on large paper. Limited to 200 numbered copies (this copy being No. 158), signed by both A. A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard. Small quarto (8.875 x 7 inches; 224 x 178 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], ix, [1, blank], [4], 158, [1], [3, blank] pages. Text illustrations. Printed on Japanese vellum.

    Publisher's quarter lavender fine diagonally-ribbed cloth over salmon-colored laid paper boards. Front cover pictorially printed and lettered in black and back cover pictorially printed in black. Salmon-colored laid paper spine label pictorially printed and lettered in black. Top and fore-edge trimmed, bottom edge uncut. Minimal rubbing to spine ends. In the original matching salmon-colored laid paper dust jacket pictorially printed and lettered in black (tiny crease to upper edge of rear panel of dust jacket). Housed in the publisher's matching salmon-colored laid paper cardboard box pictorially printed and lettered in black on the lid (box very slightly soiled, a couple of small faint stains on the box lid, expert restoration to two corners of the box lid, one corner split). A remarkably fine copy.

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