Book #26666

Now We Are Six

A. A. Milne
Book #26666 Now We Are Six. A. A. Milne.
Now We Are Six
Now We Are Six

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1927.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

A lovely, just about Fine first edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, printed on handmade paper, signed by both author Milne and and illustrator Shepard. This particular copy is an unnumbered presentation copy for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Bound in salmon paper covered boards with printed paper label on front board, beige buckram spine, edges uncut, many pages still unopened. Minor offsetting to endpapers, overall just about Fine condition in rather Good+ dust-wrapper, chipping to ends of tanned spine.

Milne's a book of thirty-five children's verses including poems such as "King John's Christmas", "Binker" and "Pinkle Purr". Eleven of the poems in the collection are accompanied by illustrations featuring Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne dedicated this publication to Anne Darlington, childhood friend of his son, Christopher Robin, "because she is so speshal" [sic]. ; B & W Illustrations; 8vo; [2], xii, 103, [3] pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator.

Price: $1,687.50

Author Bio

A. A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne is the beloved author and creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Although renowned as a novelist and playwright during his own lifetime, his children's stories have become Milne's enduring legacy

The birth of his son, Christopher Robin, inspired Milne to try writing for a younger audience. First he wrote a collection of children's poems, followed by short stories that were the beginnings of his Winnie the Pooh tales. These now-legendary characters were based on the real-life Christopher Robin and his collection of stuffed animals.

Milne passed away at age 74 in January of 1956. The variety of his works and the popularity of Winnie the Pooh have made Milne perennially popular among collectors.