London: Methuen, 1924-1928.
First editions. When We were Very Young is the second issue with page ix numbered. Illustrated by E.H. Shepherd. 4 vols. 8vo. Publisher's gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g. Light shelfwear to covers, some fraying to spine ends and tips of Winnie the Pooh, all but When We Were Very Young in original illustrated dust-jackets (spines darkened, some chipping and wear, closed tear to front panel of Winnie-the-Pooh, rear panel separated on The House at Pooh Corner), contemporary owner's signature on ffep of When We Were Very Young. In custom blue half morocco slipcase and chemise. Payne I.A-IV.A. Cutler & Stiles, 115-16. Item #301127
Winnie-the-Pooh and his pals - Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Tigger and Owl - and their adventures in Hundred Acre Wood (100 Aker Wood) have amused adults and children alike since they were first published.
Milne attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was an active contributor to, and editor of, the student magazine Granta. Upon graduation, he joined Punch Magazine and published plays, screenplays, poems and 18 novels. However, it is for the work written for his son Christopher Milne, and illustrated by E.H. Shepard, that his fames endures.
Price: $6,500.00 Free International Delivery