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Lot 122: MILNE, A.A. COMPLETE SET OF POOH BOOKS, 1924-1928, LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR (4 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: When We Were Very Young. 1924, number 24 of 100 copies, original burgundy buckram-backed boards, bookplate, unopened, some browning and cockling to endpapers; Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926, number 340 of 350 copies, folding sketch-map at end, original blue buckram-backed boards, unopened, creases to rear free endpaper, corner bumped, tears and creases to dust-jacket; Now We Are Six. 1927, number 6 of 200 copies, additional paper label at end, original tan buckram-backed boards, unopened, dust-jacket soiled; The House at Pooh Corner. 1928, number 173 of 350 copies, original blue buckram-backed boards, loss to dust-jacket spine; all small 4to, FIRST EDITIONS, EACH SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, illustrations by E.H. Shepard, original bindings, DUST-JACKETS, each volume in separate chemises with single slipcase housing all four volumes, some wear to dust-jackets (4)
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