Now We Are Six - A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (illustrator) 1927 - Methuen & Co. Ltd., London - First Edition in First State Dust Jacket “So wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, There’s always Pooh and Me.
“What would I do?” I said to Pooh, “If it wasn’t for you”, and Pooh said: “True,
It isn’t much fun for One, but Two Can stick together,” Says Pooh, says he.
“That’s how it is,” says Pooh
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An exceptional copy in the original dust jacket, of A.A. Milne’s beloved book of verse, featuring Christopher Robin and the delightful Pooh.

Winnie was the name of the Canadian Black Bear at London Zoo, befriended by Christopher Robin, and originally the Mascot of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade. The Pooh is believed to have come from the name of a royal swan in the park and the two combined by Christopher Robin himself.

Born in Scotland and Cambridge educated, Alan Alexander Milne worked as assistant editor of Punch magazine until the First World War, were he served in France despite being a noted pacifist. Although his son Christopher Robin and wife Daphne were inspirations for
Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne preferred to read them his favourite author Wodehouse. Wodehouse’s favourite author was A. A. Milne.

Shepard’s illustrations were influenced by Growler, his son’s teddy bear. Milne, although reluctant, was advised to use the young Shepard for the illustrations by other members of
Punch. Shepard, after sketching in Ashdown Forest, presented himself uninvited at Milne’s house with his illustrations and won him over.
  Winnie was the name of the Canadian Black Bear at London Zoo, befriended by Christopher Robin, and originally the Mascot of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade. The Pooh is believed to have come from the name of a royal swan in the park and the two combined by Christopher Robin himself.

Born in Scotland and Cambridge educated, Alan Alexander Milne worked as assistant editor of Punch magazine until the First World War, were he served in France despite being a noted pacifist. Although his son Christopher Robin and wife Daphne were inspirations for
Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne preferred to read them his favourite author Wodehouse. Wodehouse’s favourite author was A. A. Milne.

Shepard’s illustrations were influenced by Growler, his son’s teddy bear. Milne, although reluctant, was advised to use the young Shepard for the illustrations by other members of
Punch. Shepard, after sketching in Ashdown Forest, presented himself uninvited at Milne’s house with his illustrations and won him over.

Octavo (19.5 x 13 cm). pp. x [2] 103 [1]. Publisher's red cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt illustrations by Shepard to boards, top edge gilt, illustrated pink endpapers, in original dust jacket, priced ‘7/6 net’ to spine.

First state dust jacket with rear flap showing ‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ ’70th Thousand.’ ‘4th Edition’ (this changes to ‘80th Thousand’ ‘5th Edition’ on the second state dust jacket, all other wording remains the same including the price of 7/6 to the spine).
  Condition: Near fine, slight darkening of spine and the usual toning to half-title and final page, in near fine dust jacket with corresponding gentle toning to spine, and light wear to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 110261   Price: HK$ 8,500