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1926 Edition Winnie The Pooh Antique 1st Printing Child A Milne Disney Bear Rare For Sale
WINNIE - THE - POOH
This sale is for an original 19261STEDITION / FIRST PRINTING of "WINNIE-THE-POOH" by A. A. Milne, delightfully illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.
There isno indication of other printings on the copyright
page, as is required of a True First.
Subsequent printings were stated in later editions.
YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
Winnie-the-Pooh, commonly shortened to Pooh Bear and once referred to as Edward Bear, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. The character first appeared in book form in Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne also included several poems about Winnie-the-Pooh in the children's poetry books When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. All four volumes were illustrated by E. H. Shepard. The hyphens in the character's name were later dropped when The Walt Disney Company adapted the Pooh stories into a series of Winnie the Pooh featurettes that became one of the company's most successful franchises worldwide.
Published in 1926, this delightful illustrated book is inGOOD CONDITION for its age andespecially to be87 YEARS OLD!!! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound with NO stray intext markings. There is a previous owner's name penciled in on the front decorated endpaper, as pictured, and another previous owner's name on the back side of the same endpaper. There are no destructive tears; however, I neatly repaired three minor margin tears with archival acid-free transparent paper tape made just for the task. You must look very closely to even see them but are disclosed for accuracy. The interior is neat, clean and offers the most adorable ILLUSTRATIONS!!! This is a RARE!!! book seldom offered at !!! so...GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
During the first World War troops from Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) were being transported to Eastern Canada, on their way overseas to Europe where they should join the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade. When the train stopped at White River, Ontario, a lieutenant called Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub for $20 from a hunter who had killed its mother. He named her "Winnipeg," after his hometown of Winnipeg, or "Winnie" for short. Winnie became the mascot of the Brigade and went to Britain with the unit. When the Brigade was posted to the battlefields of France, Lt. Colebourn took Winnie to the London Zoo for a long loan. Formally Colebourn presented the London Zoo with Winnie in December 1919 where it became a popular attraction and lived until 1934. The bear was also very popular by Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne. It was his favorite at the zoo, and he often spent time inside the cage with it. The bear was Christopher Robin's inspiration for calling his own teddy bear Winnie....Winnie the Pooh (this teddy bear started out with the name of Edward Bear). The name of Pooh originally belonged to a swan, as can be seen in a poem from Milne's When We Were Very Young. A. A. Milne started to write a series of books about Winnie the Pooh, his son Christopher Robin, and their friends at 100-Aker-Wood. These other characters, such as Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga and Roo were also based on stuffed animals belonging to Christopher Robin. Other characters as Rabbit and Owl were based on animals that lived, just like the swan Pooh, in the surrounding area of Milne's country home Cotchford Farm in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, on which 100-Aker-wood was based.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Milne is the creator of Winnie the Pooh, the beloved stuffed bear who starred in a series of books by Milne and (much later) in the animated films of Walt Disney. Milne was an author and playwright who found his greatest success writing tales for children; his 1924 book of poetry When We Were Very Young became an enduring classic. Winnie-the-Pooh was published in 1926; the book was inspired in part by the stuffed toys of Milne's son, Christopher Robin, who appears in the stories with Pooh. Pooh's adventures were also covered in Milne's books Now We Are Six (1927) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne's children's books were illustrated by Ernest H. Shephard... Milne was also a playwright and a frequent contributor to the British humor magazine Punch... He also authored the detective story The Red House Mystery (1922), which was famously insulted by Raymond Chandler in his essay The Simple Art of Murder.
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1926 Edition Winnie The Pooh Antique 1st Printing Child A Milne Disney Bear Rare: $285