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    Sale 2462 | Lot 55
    Price Realized: $11,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2462 Lot 55

      FIRST THREE SIGNED (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) MILNE. A.A. A Complete set of the Christopher Robin books. Together, 4 volumes. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo, original gilt-pictorial cloth of differing colors (blue, green, red and salmon, respectively); top edges gilt; original dust jackets bearing 7/6 price; condition notes below. London: Methuen, vd

      Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

      first editions of the famous quartet, all but the last title signed by milne in black ink on the title page: "A. A. Milne [flourish]." Comprising: When We Were Very Young. Scattered soiling to jacket, spine panel sunned with light rubbing to head and foot; Percival Gaskell bookplate, residue from removed label on facing blank. First issue without p. IX numbering, jacket with song setting advert only. (1924) * Winnie-the-Pooh. Dust jacket ("117th Thousand" noted) with mild creasing to top edges; Clara and Irwin Strasburger bookplate. (1926) * Now We Are Six. Dust jacket with light finger-soiling, spine panel toned with nicks to head and foot; residue from removed label on front flyleaf, Clara and Irwin Strasburger bookplate offset to half-title. (1927) * The House at Pooh Corner. Spine panel of jacket sunned with short chip at head. (1928).

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $11,250