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MILNE, A. A.

Rare books by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard, including first editions, signed first editions, illustrations and finely bound sets of the Winnie-the-Pooh books.

A. A. Milne (1882–1956) & Ernest H. Shepard (1879–1976) were the author and illustrator of theWinnie-the-Poohbooks.

Before Pooh, Alan Alexander Milne had a thriving career as a humorist and playwright. In 1904, shortly after graduating from Cambridge, he published his first piece in Punch, and by 1906 was an assistant editor. His plays and novels, including the popular detective story The Red House Mystery, were enormously successful.

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  1. When We Were Very Young.
    First trade edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to Elliott Beach Macrae, who would become his publisher in the US in 1944 as head of E. P. Dutton. The inscription, written as a poem on the front free endpaper, reads: "Though Beach Macrae / Be bald or grey / Or Elliot Beach / Be a little of each / Whatever... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 102616

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  2. When We Were Very Young.
    Signed limited edition, number 49 of 100 large-paper copies for sale signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf. Milne had no particular ambition to write for children, but in 1922 a glimpse of his two-year-old son Christopher being taught to pray by his nanny inspired him to compose the verse "Vespers",... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 105546

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  3. When We Were Very Young.
    First edition, first impression. The first and the scarcest of the four Pooh books with an initial print run of 5,175 regular trade copies. Milne had no particular ambition to write for children, but in 1922 a glimpse of his two-year-old son Christopher being taught to pray by his nanny inspired him to compose the verse... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 94666

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  4. The Pooh books:
    First editions, first impressions, of the four Pooh books; When We Were Very Young in the second state, with the page number ix present in the preliminaries. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 96371

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  5. When We Were Very Young.
    First edition, first impression. The first and the scarcest of the four Pooh books with an initial print run of 5,175 regular trade copies. Milne had no particular ambition to write for children, but in 1922 a glimpse of his two-year-old son Christopher being taught to pray by his nanny inspired him to compose the verse... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 82293

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  6. When We Were Very Young.
    Tenth impression, second deluxe edition. When We Were Very Young was first published on 6 November 1924. Copies of the seventh and tenth impressions were later issued in deluxe bindings. Milne had no particular ambition to write for children, but in 1922 a glimpse of his two-year-old son Christopher being taught to pray... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 96008

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  7. When We Were Very Young.
    Tenth impression, second deluxe edition. When We Were Very Young was first published on 6 November 1924. Copies of the seventh and tenth impressions were later issued in deluxe bindings, this copy being a tenth impression. Milne had no particular ambition to write for children, but in 1922 a glimpse of his two-year-old son... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 90336

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  8. MILNE, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh.
    First edition, first impression. After the huge success of When We Were Very Young, first published on 6 November 1924, Milne was asked to contribute a story to the London Evening News. "The Wrong Sort of Bees", published on Christmas Eve 1925, was based on a bedtime story that Milne had told his son Christopher. It starred... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 112742

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  9. Now We Are Six.
    First edition, first impression. Following the success of When We Were Very Young Milne began planning a second book of poetry for children. In a January 1926 letter to his brother Ken he included it as number one in a list of "things which ought to be done": "A book of verses (about 15 done to date) to appear in 1927 or... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 93378

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  10. Now We Are Six.
    Signed extra limited edition, number 4 of 20 large-paper copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author and illustrator; the most luxurious and exclusive format in which Milne's Pooh books were issued. Following the success of When We Were Very Young Milne began planning a second book of poetry for children.... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 107129

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  11. Now We Are Six.
    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, one of 1,500 copies bound in green leather by Ship Binding Company. Following the success of When We Were Very Young Milne began planning a second book of poetry for children. In a January 1926 letter to his brother Ken he included it as number one in a list of "things which... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 105159

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  12. Now We Are Six.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to the half-title "Presented to [recipient left blank] by A. A. Milne Dec 26th 1929". Following the success of When We Were Very Young Milne began planning a second book of poetry for children. In a January 1926 letter to his brother Ken he included it as number one... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 96564

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  13. Now We Are Six.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 20 numbered copies on japon vellum signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 62349

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  14. The House at Pooh Corner
    First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 93377

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  15. The House at Pooh Corner.
    Signed limited edition, number 60 of 350 large paper copies printed on handmade paper and signed by both the author and artist. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 93562

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  16. The House at Pooh Corner.
    First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 103272

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  17. Those Were the Days.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Peter Hammen now he is old, with love from A. A. Milne. Dec 20th, 1929". This volume is the first collected edition of four of Milne's novels, The Day's Play, The Holiday Round, Once A Week, and The Sunny Side. Scarce signed. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 85669

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  18. When We Were Very Young.
    Signed copy of the forty-third edition, signed by Milne on the title page. Milne had no particular ambition to write for children, but in 1922 a glimpse of his two-year-old son Christopher being taught to pray by his nanny inspired him to compose the verse "Vespers", a gently ironic take on the innocence of childhood intended... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 74406

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  19. The House at Pooh Corner.
    A lovely copy presented in a fine Bayntun binding, thirty-first edition. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 29769

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