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A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young First Edition 1926
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A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young First Edition 1926
A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young First Edition 1926
A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young First Edition 1926
A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young First Edition 1926

A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young First Edition 1926

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The First Edition has this rare Winnie the Pooh children’s illustrated book for sale, A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young.

This A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young is a first edition book published by Methuen & Co. Ltd London in 1926.  This A.A. Milne children’s illustrated book measures 9.75 x 12.25 inches approximately.

The original dust jacket is blue green in colour and features two illustrations of Winnie the Pooh by E.H. Shepard to the front cover. The Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young front of the dust jacket also has a wonderful music score and lyrics which reads:

“A bear however hard he tries,
Grows tubby without exercise.
Our Teddy Bear is short and fat,
Which is not to be wondered at.”


The price of Seven and Sixpence Net is printed to the bottom of the front of the dust jacket.

The back of the Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young dust jacket has an advertisement for A.A. Milne Fourteen Songs From When We Were Very Young, and an advertisement for A.A. Milne The King’s Breakfast.

The dust jacket is in Very Good condition with wear and minor loss to the top and bottom of the spine; age toning to the edges of the dust jacket; and a small mark to the back of the dust jacket.  This is an extremely rare and attractive dust jacket for this A.A. Milne first edition book.

The original brown board bear the pictorial label to the front, and has a mustard coloured cloth spine.  The original pictorial label features an E.H. Shepard illustration of Winnie the Pooh reading a newspaper.  The label is in Fine condition.  The boards are in Very Good condition with slight knocks to the top and bottom of the spine; and a very feint mark to the bottom of the spine.

There are 43 numbered pages which are in Very Good condition being tightly bound in and with light browning to the endpapers, very light age toning to the margins.

This is a wonderful example of A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs from When We Were Very Young first edition song book, which is taken from the first of the A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh series of books When We Were Very Young.  This A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs song book is filled with E.H. Shepard illustrations from When We Were Very Young, and with music score by H. Fraser-Simson.  This early Winnie the Pooh related book will make a wonderful addition to any A.A. Milne children’s illustrated book collection, or any early children’s illustrated book collection.
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