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Ernest Howard Shepard (1879 - 1976)

Lot 185: SIGNED LIMITEDS, WITH A POEM BY MILNE MILNE, A. A. Complete set of the Signed Limited Christopher Robin Books. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. 4

Swann Auction Galleries

November 11, 2004
New York, NY, US

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SIGNED LIMITEDS, WITH A POEM BY MILNE MILNE, A. A. Complete set of the Signed Limited Christopher Robin Books. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. 4 volumes. 4to, 1/4 cloth with paper cover labels; dust jackets, each lightly toned and soiled; mild usual blistering on a few endpapers; each in a cloth chemise within uniform turquoise morocco slipcases with gilt-lettered spines. London: Methuen, vd

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lovely set of the limited editions, each signed by milne and shepard beautifully printed on vellum. When We were Very Young. one of 100 copies. with a manuscript copy of "happiness" from page 4, laid in. 8 June 1926. One page, 8vo, on Milne's Cotchford Farm, Hartfield Sussex letterhead, one vertical and one horizontal gentle crease. (1924) * Winnie-the-Pooh. Small stain to folding map in rear; 1-inch chip to lower outer corner of jacket. One of 350 copies. (1926) * Now We are Six. Extra paper label tipped to rear pastedown. One of 200 copies. (1927) * The House at Pooh Corner. One of 350 copies. (1928).

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