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The First Edition has this rare and collectable children’s illustrated book for sale, A.A. Milne Songs From Now We Are Six. This is the A.A. Milne first edition children’s illustrated book with E.H Shepard illustrations of Winnie the Pooh and other characters throughout. This is an A.A. Milne first edition book published by Methuen and Co Ltd London in 1927. This A.A. Milne children’s illustrated book measures 9.75 x 12.25 inches approximately. This rare Winnie the Pooh related first edition book comes complete with its original dust jacket.
The original dust jacket is light green in colour. The front of the dust jacket features E.H. Shepard’s illustrations of Christopher Robin in three different poses and has the words and music of the song Down By The Pond which reads:
Don’t talk, anybody, don’t come near!
Can’t you see that the fish might hear?”
The price of Seven and Sixpence net is printed to the bottom of the front of the dust jacket.
The back of the dust jacket for Songs From Now We Are Six has advertisement for song books from the A.A. Milne book When We Were Very Young and include A.A. Milne Fourteen Songs From When We Were Very Young, A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs From When We Were Very Young, and A.A. Milne The King’s Breakfast.
The rare and collectable A.A. Milne dust jacket for Songs From Now We Are Six is in Very Good condition with wear and minor loss to the top and bottom of the spine; edge wear to the top and bottom edges; and age toning. Nevertheless, the dust jacket is extremely attractive and mostly complete. Please click on thumbnail images below to enlarge.
The original brown boards have a tan coloured spine and a label applied to the front board featuring an E.H. Shepard illustration of Christopher Robin walking with a fishing rod after catching some fish. The boards and illustrated label are in Fine condition.
There are 33 numbered pages which are packed with A.A. Milne poems set to music by H Fraser Simson and illustrations by E.H. Shepard. There is browning to the endpapers and light age toning to the pages which are mostly confined to the edges of the pages at the margins.
This is a superb example of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard Songs From Now We Are Six with a stunning dust jacket that will make a wonderful addition to any A.A. Milne children’s illustrated book collection, or to any early children’s illustrated book collection.