"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.
SIGNED LIMITED FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, NUMBER “B” OF ONLY 200 LARGE-PAPER COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM; SIGNED BY MILNE AND SHEPARD. IN REMARKABLY FINE CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND GLASSINE.
In 1926, Milne "wrote Winnie-the-Pooh, a collection of stories he had developed about Christopher Robin and his beloved stuffed friends. The stories begin with Christopher Robin's pleas to the author to tell Winnie-the-Pooh stories about himself 'because he's that sort of Bear' and conclude when Christopher Robin goes to take his bath, promising to ask for more stories the following day. In between, the author spins tales of the animals' adventures in the forest where they and Christopher Robin ostensibly live… Each animal character is developed carefully and shown to be a little flawed--Pooh is a glutton, Piglet is timid, Eeyore is gloomy Owl is pompous. These characterizations allow Christopher Robin to play the 'adult' role in this world, stepping in to calm fears and solve problems, while remaining enough of a child to suggest games and enjoy parties. The same calm assurance found in Milne's poems that nothing really bad happens in the outdoors permeates the book, in which storms may come and bees occasionally sting, but everything ultimately works out for the best." (Encyclopedia of Children's Literature).
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1926. Quarto (approx. 7x9 in.), original lavender half-cloth over decorated boards, original pictorial dust jacket, original glassine, original pictorial box. Dent to one edge of box, otherwise book, dust jacket, and glassine essentially mint.
A STUNNING, NEARLY PERFECT COPY.
Price: $12,000 .