London: Methuen, 1927. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #2823
A lovely First Edition of the third book in A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh series. This one is special because it is inscribed on the half-title page: "Joan Taylor's Christmas book from her mother with great love 1933." Joan Taylor was the daughter of American composer Deems Taylor, one of the best-known musical figures of the 20th century and best known as the host/narrator of Disney's classic film, "Fantasia." With dark red cloth with gold titling and a gold imprint of Christopher Robin on the front cover, the book is in fine condition but for darkening on the spine and wear at the very edges. With gold gilt top edge and pink endpapers, the book is very square and solid and beautiful. It is protected by the original dustjacket that shows soiling and darkening and with two pieces (less than3/4" deep) missing from the ends of the spine. Overall a very special book. It's hard to believe that 80+ years have gone by since this book first arrived from the publisher.
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