First Edition in the Scarce Publisher's Deluxe Calf Binding and Original Cardboard Box

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

    First trade edition. Small octavo (7.3125 x 4.75 inches; 186 x 122 mm.). x, [2], 103, [1, printer's imprint] pages. Text illustrations.

    Publisher's deluxe binding of blue limp calf pictorially stamped in gilt within a decorative gilt border on the front cover and pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt between double gilt rules on the spine. All edges gilt. Pink pictorial endpapers printed in dark blue. Very slightly skewed, light rubbing to corners and spine extremities, covers with a few small scuff marks, spine very slightly faded. Small flap of extra pink paper at front hinge. Recto of half-title and verso of final leaf slight browned from pastedown glue. Some occasional marginal soiling, tiny tear to lower edge of pages 1/2 and 97/98, over-opened at gatherings 4 and 5 (between pages 36 and 37 and pages 52 and 53), lower corner of pages 89/90 lightly creased. In the scarce original drab paper-covered cardboard box with white paper labels printed in dark blue on the lid. The box is slightly darkened, with light foxing to the label on the top, small crease at one side, rubbed at the corners, but totally unrestored. With an ink inscription on the bottom of the box referring to a letter which is no longer present. A very good copy, with the gilt still bright.

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