The House at Pooh Corner - A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (illustrator) 1928 - Methuen & Co. Ltd., London - First Edition, in First Issue Dust Jacket 'Pooh looked at his two paws. He knew that one of them was the right, and he knew that when you had decided which one of them was the right, then the other one was the left, but he never could remember how to begin.'

A lovely, bright copy of A. A. Milne’s beloved children’s tale, the fourth in his series of Pooh books and the first in which Tigger makes an appearance.
  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. xi [1] 178 [2]. Publisher's pink cloth, gilt title to spine, gilt illustration by Shepard to front board, top edge gilt, illustrated pink endpapers, in dust jacket, priced ‘7/6 net’ to spine.

First Edition in First Edition, First issue dust jacket, with ‘179th thousand’ referring to
When We Were Very Young to rear flap (the second printing of the dust jacket stated ‘189th thousand’ the rest of the dust jacket being identical. For the third printing Winnie-The-Pooh changed from ‘96th’ to ‘105th Thousand’, and a black border was added around the title on the front flap (previously underlined only). All three printings were priced ‘7/6’ to the spine).
  Condition: Near fine, toning to endpapers as commonly encountered, in near fine dust jacket, with water mark to tail of spine, some areas of toning, light wear to corners and spine ends.   Ref: 109008   Price: HK$ 10,000