London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1928. First Edition. Octavo (20 x 12.5cm), pp xi (xii) 178 (2), illustrated endpapers illustrated throughought by Shepard with eight full page illustrations including the frontis; rose cloth boards wth gilt single rule border and gilt illustration on top board, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt; peach illustrated dust wrapper.
Rust stain to the base of the text block, also one 2mm black spot, light mark to the fore-edge of the block; light foxing to the paste downs, slight crease to the ffep, small rust spot to inside margin at the head of pp ii & iii, minimal age-toning to the edges of the edges of the leaves; bookplate of David G.L. Worland on front paste down; unclipped dust wrapper chipped at the head and tail of the spine and top corner ot front wrapper, also a 5cm diagonal tear from the top of back wrapper near spine, completely separated by vertical tear along front joint. Wrapper protected in plastic sleeve. Item #964
The House at Pooh Corner is the fourth and final book featuring Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin. Milne was already a well established essayist and playwright before his collaboratio with Shepard shot them both to fame. He may have rued the fact that these "four little books" eclipsed anything he produced either before or afterwards, but they are wiely considered among the most charming and collectible children's books of the twentieth century.