winnie the pooh books

WINNIE THE POOH BOOKS AT HORNSEYS

Welcome to Hornseys, where our collection of Winnie the Pooh books and related titles offer an enchanting experience for bibliophiles and collectors alike. This category celebrates the legacy of A.A. Milne, who created a world beloved by children and adults for nearly a century. Each book in this series not only tells delightful tales but also serves as a bridge to the cherished memories of countless readers around the globe.

THE MAGIC OF WINNIE THE POOH BOOKS

Winnie the Pooh books are cherished for their whimsical stories and endearing characters. Milne’s tales, centred around the adventures of Christopher Robin and his stuffed animals in the Hundred Acre Wood, have captivated audiences since the 1920s. These stories are brought to life through the beautiful illustrations of E.H. Shepard, whose artwork is as iconic as the characters themselves.

FEATURED WINNIE THE POOH EDITIONS

At Hornseys, we are proud to offer several significant editions that reflect the rich history and charm of the Pooh series:

  • The Enchanted Places, The Path Through The Trees, The Hollow on the Hill – Three Volumes Inscribed by Christopher Milne (£1250.00):These autobiographical volumes by Christopher Milne, son of A.A. Milne, offer a unique insight into the real-life inspirations behind the beloved tales. Each volume is inscribed by Christopher Milne. Published by Methuen, London, UK, 1974, 1979, 1982.These volumes provide a deeper understanding of Christopher Robin’s perspective on his childhood and beyond. Published by Methuen, London, UK, 1974, 1979, 1982. Three volumes. First editions. Original cloth. Dustwrappers. Sizes: 14.7cm x 22.3cm, 14.7cm x 22.3cm, 14.7cm x 22.3cm. pp. 169, 287, 157. His autobiography. ‘The Enchanted Places’ and ‘The Path Through The Trees’ are both signed and dated in the years of publication to the title page by Christopher Milne and ‘The Hollow On The Hill’ is inscribed in the year of publication ‘For Marjorie, Chief Librarian And Keeper of The Archives – With The Author’s Fondest Love, Christopher, 6th July, 1982’.A wonderful association copy in which Christopher Milne acknowledges the importance of Marjorie and her role as a curator of the archive of his father. ‘Marjorie’ was A. A. Milne’s niece, whom he preferred to call ‘Margery’. From birth she was the recipient of many letters from her affectionate uncle many years before he began writing stories for children: “My Dear Margery, – When I heard that you really had arrived, I got out the broken teacup, filled it at the bath, and drank “To my niece!” with the greatest enthusiasm possible. Had I been on the stage I should then have hurled the cup over my shoulder; and later on the scene-shifter would have come and collected the bits. As it was, I left that part out; and you will forgive me, will you not, dear baby, when you hear that it was your uncle’s last cup, and he in a bad way financially.” (From ‘The Day’s Play’, A. A. Milne, 1910). ‘Margery’ became Marjorie Murray-Rust who would refer to Christopher Milne as ‘a shy but thoroughly brave man, attentive to his family and deeply concerned about conservation’ and the two were very close. In ‘The Enchanted Places’, Milne speaks of his childhood, of Pooh and of Christopher Robin. He refers to ‘The Path Through The Trees’ as a form of sequel and about the ‘non-Pooh’ part of his life, the war years with the Royal Engineers in North Africa and Italy and the setting up of his bookshop in Dartmouth. The final volume, ‘The Hollow On The Hill’ is illustrated throughout with photographs by James Ravilious and focuses more on Milne’s spiritual life and his hope that ‘Man’s advance over the surface of the globe… is first halted and then put into reverse… when fish come again to our rivers’. Bindings all nice and tight, with slight foxing to the fore-edges. Pages nice and clean. Near fine, tight, clean copies in near fine, very slightly creased and rubbed dustwrappers. An extraordinary and unique set of the autobiography of A. A. Milne’s ‘Christopher Robin’. Very scarce thus.
  • When We Were Very Young – Signed by Ernest Shepard (£1695.00):
    This collection of poetry includes Pooh’s first appearance and is signed by the illustrator, Ernest Shepard. Published by Methuen, London, UK, 1924. Third edition. Original blue cloth lettered and blocked in gilt. Dustwrapper. Size: 13.5cm x 19.5cm. pp.xii,100. Decorative endpapers. Signed in fountain pen by Ernest Shepard to the title page. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Shepard. Slight rubbing to the cloth to the head and tail of the spine and a little wear to the rear panel. Overall a very good, tight, clean copy in good nicked, chipped, edge-worn and marked dustwrapper which has a neat pencil name to the head of the front panel. Dustwrapper marked ‘3rd edition’ to the rear inside flap. Published less than a month after the first edition and with a fine contemporary signature by Ernest Shepard. Very scarce.

WHY CHOOSE HORNSEYS FOR WINNIE THE POOH BOOKS?

At Hornseys, we are dedicated to offering items that uphold the highest standards of quality and authenticity. Our Winnie the Pooh collection is carefully curated to ensure that each edition is a valuable piece of literary history. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Authenticity and Provenance: Each book is meticulously researched and verified for authenticity.
  • Expert Curation: Each book is selected with a focus on condition, edition, and rarity.
  • Customer Satisfaction: We aim to provide an exceptional customer experience, from detailed descriptions to secure and prompt delivery of your purchase. We take great care in maintaining the integrity of each book, offering collectors the best copies available within their budget. All have been vetted for authenticity and quality. We are proud to offer an unconditional guarantee on every item. If, however, you wish to make a return, books may be sent back to us within fourteen days of receipt for any reason. We request that we are notified in advance if you wish to do so. They must be returned to us in the same condition as they were sent for a full refund.

OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY AND SERVICE

Understanding the value and rarity of these cherished books, we ensure that every aspect of your purchase meets the highest standards of quality and service. This includes:

  • Free Expedited, Tracked, and Insured Delivery within the UK: Ensuring that your books arrive safely and promptly.
  • Fully-Insured Worldwide Delivery: Offering peace of mind for international collectors with reliable and secure shipping options.

EXPLORE OUR COLLECTION

Visit Hornseys today to explore our fine collection of Winnie the Pooh and children’s literature. Located in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, our Ripon gallery has been a haven for book lovers and collectors since 1976. Thank you for looking.