Now We Are Six With Decorations by Ernest Shepard.
London: Methuen & Co., 1929. Small 8vo, x, 103 pp. With a frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Shepard. Original dark red cloth, dust-jacket (upper panel hinge split), a fine copy inscribed by the author. In a new box. First edition, with a lovely ink inscription by Milne on the half-title: Now We Are Six [half-title] belongs to Margaret Rose / Absorbed in contemplation of her toes / And deaf to Poesy she little knows / Whats waiting for her as she grows and grows. A.A. Milne July 31 1946. Loosely inserted in the front is a one-page letter on Cotchford Farm letterhead from Daphne Milne to Margarets mother confirming that her husband would be delighted to inscribe the book for her daughter.
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