So wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
"What would I do?" I said to Pooh,
"If it wasn't for you," and Pooh said: "True,
It isn't much fun for One, but Two
Can stick together," says Pooh, says he.
"That's how it is," says Pooh.
FIRST EDITION of the third book in the Winnie-the-Pooh series, featuring delightful poetry with classic illustrations by Ernest Shepard on nearly every page.
Following the huge successes of When we were Very Young and Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne continued the series in 1927, with Now we are Six. We would be presumptuous if we thought we could introduce the book any better than the witty blurb on the dust jacket flap so we'll just quote it in full:
Another book of verses to and for, by, with and from, Christopher Robin, who is a little older now. Ernest H. Shepard, who is, if anything, slightly younger, continues to draw as delightfully as he did when he decorated "When We Were Very Young." Winnie-the-Pooh, perhaps an inch more round the waist, makes an occasional appearance.
(Pooh is actually pictured throughout the book, and has several poems featuring just himself and Christopher Robin.)
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. Octavo, original maroon cloth with gilt decorations, top edge gilt; original dust jacket. Cloth fine, book with a little foxing at text block edges, band of toning near gutter of half-title and final page (perhaps from a previously laid in bookmark). Dust jacket bright with some toning to spine; small chips to spine ends and extreme corners. A very nice copy of a book that is particularly prone to wear.
Price: $1,100 .