Now We Are Six. Inscribed by the Author (1927)
Author: A.A. Milne
Book ID: 64623
Now We Are Six. With Decorations by Ernes H. Shepard. London: Methuen, 1927. First Edition, Second Issue. Pp, 103. Publisher’s maroon cloth boards, with gilt lettering & vignettes in gilt to upper & lower covers, title in gilt to spine, pictorial endpapers. Fading to cloth lower margin of upper cover, otherwise a nice clean copy.
Presentation copy Inscribed by the Author half-title page:
“This book belongs to Dorothy Hyson. It was written by me, and it’s all about my son. A.A. Milne.”
A charming inscription to the American actress Dorothy Hyson who worked as a cryptographer at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
Milne’s second book of children’s verses featuring Milne’s son Christopher Robin and his bear Pooh. Illustrated throughout with Ernest H. Shepard’s whimsical drawings.
Eleven of the poems in the collection are accompanied by illustrations featuring Winnie-the-Pooh & Christopher Robin.