Shepard, Ernest H. Hard Cover. London: Methuen & Co., 1928. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. First edition, first printing. Publisher's bright salmon cloth, decorated in gilt with Shepard's illustration of Christopher Robin, Pooh, and Piglet to front board, lettered in gilt to spine, pale pink illustrated endpapers; in the original pink dust jacket lettered in black with Shepard's illustrations. About fine with lower front corner bumped and some offsetting to endpapers, early ownership inscription to front free endpaper and first free leaf, tiny ink dot to second free leaf, else exceptionally clean and bright; in a near fine dust jacket, lightly worn to extremities with one two-inch closed tear to top edge of front panel about an inch from the spine panel, two shorter closed tears to top edges of front and rear panels, a few tiny nicks to spine ends. Overall, a beautiful copy. The House at Pooh Corner is a children's book that comprises the fourth of four volumes in The Pooh Books, Milne's series of children's books featuring the adventures of the teddy bear character Winnie the Pooh and his friends of the Hundred Acre Wood. Notably, this text marks the debut of Pooh's friend Tigger, a tiger who loves to bounce on his tail. The House at Pooh Corner is a collection of short stories written in episodic format, meaning each chapter can be read independently of one another, with the notable exceptions of Chapters 8 & 9. As the last installment of The Pooh Books, The House at Pooh Corner is both Milne's farewell to his readers and Christopher Robin's goodbye to Pooh and his other animal friends.