The first edition of one of the most famous children's books, that is 'Winnie The Pooh' by Milne, from 1926.

24-05-2022

The first edition of one of the most famous children's books, that is 'Winnie The Pooh' by Milne, from 1926.

Winnie The Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Milne, first edition cover and dust jacketThe first edition of one of the most famous children's books, that is 'Winnie The Pooh' by Milne, from 1926.

Less than years ago, on the pages of our blog, we dwelled on the first Polish editions of books about Winnie the Pooh.

As the first [ever!] Edition of the novel has appeared in our hands, today a few words about this tasty morsel for collectors, in a global sense, after all, who has not heard about Winnie the Pooh, who would not want the first edition of this work?

Some dry facts:

It is one of the most popular and widely read books of all time, and the most famous children's book in the world!

Written by A.A. Milne illustrated by E.H. Shepard, first published in London in October 1926 with a circulation of 35,000. copy

Two years later, a continuation of the teddy bear's adventures was released: "Hut of the Pooh".

Since then, books about Winnie the Pooh have been translated into over 30 languages, bringing millions of dollars in profits.

Considering the relatively large circulation of the book, it can be assumed that many copies have survived to this day.

So what determines the price and uniqueness of the copy?

The price of a copy is always significantly influenced by the condition of the volume, and it does not matter whether the book is purchased by a collector from the Vistula or the Thames. The better the condition of the interior, the higher the final result.

Another important nuance is the publishing dust jacket, best preserved.

If we additionally find a copy with an excellent provenance or an original post from the era, we have a fortune in our hands.

Our copy is in good condition, unfortunately the dust jacket is a copy. Hence, its price does not bring you to its knees.

If it was in the original and similar condition, we could multiply the resulting sum several times, if Milne left his entry somewhere, the price could be multiplied at least ten times.

However, who wouldn't want the first edition of Winnie the Pooh in their collection?

We encourage you to participate in the auction.

Winnie The Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Milne, first edition cover and dust jacket 2

 

Winnie The Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Milne, first edition, dust jacket

Winnie The Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Milne, first edition, endpaper

Winnie The Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Milne, first edition, title pageWinnie The Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Milne, first edition, illustrations 1

Winnie The Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Milne, first edition, illustrations 2

"The best of the best", that is creme de la creme, is a section where we present extremely rare items, valuable and sought-after prints, real white ravens - not only from our offer, but the best on the market.

These books are usually not published on the pages of our website, they are not available to the general public, but only to a carefully selected and wealthy clientele.

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Due to the fact that we have been operating on the antiquarian market for many years, we have extensive experience in acquiring valuable items. We will help you obtain the most sought-after works in Poland.

 

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