Now We Are Six

MILNE, A.A. (author). E.H. SHEPARD (illustrator). Now We Are Six.

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MILNE, A.A. (author). E.H. SHEPARD (illustrator). Now We Are Six. London; Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1927.

8vo. Original crimson publisher's cloth with title in gilt to spine and gilt ruled border to upper cover enclosing a gilt vignette of Christopher Robin, pictorial endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed; preserved in the original pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], vii-x + [ii] + 103 + [i]; delightfully illustrated throughout by Shepard; externally near fine with only very slight bruising to spine ends, internally uncommonly clean with the usual offset toning to endpapers, one very small light brown mark (5mm) to title, and 4 similar small marks to prelims, but otherwise fresh throughout, protected by a remarkably good, and unworn, dustwrapper with some tanning to spine, tiny nicking to head, and one short closed tear (10mm) to upper forecorner.
First edition, presented in a first edition, second issue, dustwrapper with the advertisement for the 139th Thousand (rather than 129th Thousand) printing of When We Were Very Young to the lower flap.