MILNE, A.A. (author). E.H. SHEPARD (illustrator). H. FRASER-SIMSON (music by). The Hums of Pooh. London; Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1929.
4to. Original beige cloth-backed cream decorative boards printed in green, preserved in original pictorial dustwrapper in blue and orange with a repeating pattern featuring Pooh and Piglet; pp. [vi], vii-ix + [i] - 67 + [i]; illustrated throughout with 59 vignettes in line by Shepard; an exceptionally fresh copy, externally very nearly fine, internally remarkably clean, and uninscribed, with the usual minor offset-browning to free endpapers and a short (15mm) closed tear to bottom edge of one page, now expertly repaired and practically invisible, protected by a near fine dustwrapper (priced Seven and Sixpence to upper panel) with minimal dusting and tiny nicks to spine ends and corner tips.
First edition of the most sought-after of the Pooh music books, enhanced by Shepard's enchanting illustrations. The book gives some background information about the verses and sets them to music. Lyrics are drawn from both Winnie-The-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner and hums include "How Sweet To Be A Cloud", "The More it Snows ….", and "Cottleston Pie".