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Lot 51: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) MILNE, A.A. A Complete set of the Christopher Robin books.

19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

10 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) MILNE, A.A. A Complete set of the Christopher Robin books. Together, 4 volumes. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo, original gilt-pictorial cloth of differing colors (blue, green, red and salmon, respectively); top edges gilt; original dust jackets bearing 7/6 price; condition notes below. London: Methuen, vd

Notes: first editions of the famous quartet comprising: When We Were Very Young. Light rubbing to extremities; dent to bottom edge of rear board; scattered soiling to jacket, spine panel sunned. First issue without p. IX numbering, jacket with song setting advert only. (1924) * Winnie-the-Pooh. Dust jacket ("117th Thousand" noted) with mild creasing to top edges; TLS by a father as a gift to his daughter laid-in. (1926) * Now We Are Six. Dust jacket with light finger-soiling, spine panel toned. (1927) * The House at Pooh Corner. Small wrinkle to front cover; few tiny inkspots to front panel of jacket. (1928). A fine group.

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