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    First Edition of Now We Are Six, Signed by A. A. Milne

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

    First edition. Signed by A. A. Milne on the title-page. 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. Light rubbing to extremities, spine slightly faded with the cloth chipped at head and foot, a few small areas of slight discoloration to cloth on covers. Paper very slightly browned, occasional minor soiling, small abrasion to p. 24, affecting a small portion of one of the illustrations, with a corresponding adhesion on p. 25, just affecting a couple of letters. Over-opened between pp. 4 and 5, pp. 20 and 21, pp. 52 and 53, pp. 68 and 69. Previous owner's ink signature at head of front free endpaper. A very good copy. In the original pale green pictorial dust jacket printed in dark blue (jacket with some slight soiling and areas of discoloration to front and rear panels, jacket spine and edges slightly browned, a few small chips and tears, including a one-inch tear at foot of spine, just affecting two letters in the publisher's name).

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