2 Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh
15.00
Winnie-the-Pooh, 1st edn 1926 (A A Milne)The second book in the Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh series.  The illustrations of the animals (other than Rabbit and Owl) were based on actual toys, according to Milne.  Winnie-the-Pooh's illustration was based on a Steiff teddy-bear named Growler belonging to Shepard's son Graham.

Milne was delighted with Shepard's realization of the characters and, on the publication of Winnie-the-Pooh, inscribed Shepard's copy with a verse proclaiming:

When I am gone,
Let Shepard decorate my tomb,
And put (if there is room)
Two pictures on the stone:
Piglet from page a hundred and eleven,
And Pooh and Piglet walking (157) . . .
And Peter, thinking that they are my own,
Will welcome me to Heaven.



Jacket illustrations by E H Shepard.

ReproJacket #98-A-1, size 193.5x465mm.
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Winnie-the-Pooh, 1st edn 1926(2nd printing) (A A Milne)The only difference from the 1st issue is at the top of the back flap where the number of thousand copies of the 1st title sold is shown.



Jacket illustrations by E H Shepard.

ReproJacket #98-B-1, size 193.5x465mm.
15.00
Winnie-the-Pooh, 1st edn 1927 (5th printing) (A A Milne)In the second year of publication and already on the 5th printing...

Jacket illustrations by E H Shepard.

ReproJacket #98-E-1, size 194.1x467mm.
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Winnie-the-Pooh, 1st edn 1955 (47th printing) (A A Milne)This title must be up there amongst the most-reprinted books of all time, along with those of Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome.

Jacket illustrations by E H Shepard.

ReproJacket #98-u-1, size 189.9x480mm.