1926 Edition Winnie The Pooh Antique 1st Year Printing Child A A Milne Bear Rare For Sale
This sale is for an original 19261ST EDITION / 2ND PRINTINGof "WINNIE-THE-POOH" by A. A. Milne, delightfully illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.
This is a RARE!FIRST YEAR PRINTING!
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 in VERY GOOD CONDITION! for its age andespecially to be87 YEARS OLD!!! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! andtightly bound withno staymarkings. There was one small tear near the joint of page 63/64 that I neatly repaired with archival transparent paper tape acid-free made just for the task. This is a RARE!!! book seldom offeredwith !!! so...GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
HISTORY OF POOH BEAR
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.
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1926 Edition Winnie The Pooh Antique 1st Year Printing Child A A Milne Bear Rare: $407