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    First Edition of Now We Are Six

    A[lan] A[lexander] Milne. Now We Are Six. With Decorations by Ernest H.
    Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., [1927].

    First edition. Small octavo (7.5625 x 4.9375 inches; 189 x 125 mm.). x, [2], 103, [1, printer's imprint] pp. Text illustrations.

    Original dark red cloth ruled in gilt on front cover, pictorially stamped in gilt on front and back covers, and ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Original pink pictorial endpapers printed in dark blue. Very slightly skewed, minimal rubbing to corners and spine extremities, lower corners lightly bumped. Small abrasion to the recto of the rear free endpaper where it was once adhered to the final page (the small piece of pink paper is still affixed to the final page), tiny abrasion to the outer edge of the last few leaves, where they were once adhered to one another. Slight browning to the half-title and the final page from pastedown glue. A near fine copy. In the original pale green pictorial dust jacket printed in dark blue (jacket with minor edgewear, some slight soiling and areas of discoloration to front and rear panels, jacket spine and edges very slightly browned).


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