1927. London: Methuen and Co., 1927.
8vo, x, (2), 103 pp. with frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Shepard. Original red cloth, boards stamped and panelled in gilt, backstrip gilt lettered, top edge gilt, in the original illustrated dust jacket. Cloth bright, upper tip of lower board bumped, endpapers clean, lightly-penciled bookseller notes on the verso of the front free endpaper, dust jacket a little toned with very light professional restoration, overall a near fine copy.
§ First edition, signed on the title page by A. A. Milne. Laid in is the rare four-page illustrated publisher's order form, printed in red and black, with the stamp of Henry Young & Sons Booksellers of Liverpool on front and back. Now We Are Six is listed on the cover as ready in October. The third of Milne's books about Christopher Robin and his friends and the second volume of poetry, including the priceless "Sneezles," "Binker," and "Us Two," ("Wherever I am, there's always Pooh, / There's always Pooh and Me..."). It followed closely on the heels of When We Were Very Young and Winnie-the-Pooh and exceeded the sales of both. Pooh features in several poems and Shepard’s illustrations are notable for including many illustrations of Pooh, Piglet, and friends, even surrounding poems on other subjects. Item #122758