Lot 78a

MILNE, A. A. (1882-1956).  Winnie-the-Pooh. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1926. 8vo. Half title, wood-engraved illustrations by E. H. Shepard, some full-page (some very light mainly marginal staining). Original green pictorial cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, map endpapers (a few nicks to extremities of spine, without the dust-jacket). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); Muriel Campbell (old signature on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION. "I am pretty sure this was the actual copy of Winnie-the-Pooh my father read to me in the drawing room at Hoveton when I was about ten" (H.B.).

Estimate: £200-£300