London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1928. Item #04330
Introducing "The Strange and Bouncy Tigger"
MILNE, A[lan] A[lexander]. The House at Pooh Corner. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co., .
First edition. Small octavo (7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 187 x 124 mm). xi, [1, blank], 178, , [1, printer’s imprint] pp. Six full-page illustrations and eighty-five leaves with text illustrations.
Publisher's salmon cloth pictorially stamped in gilt within a single gilt rule on front cover and ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Original peach pictorial endpapers printed in black. Three corners very slightly bumped, very light offsetting from dust jacket to end-papers. An excellent near fine copy with no fading to the salmon cloth except for the very top edges. In the original first issue salmon pictorial dust jacket printed in dark blue with the rear flap of the jacket showing 179th Thousand for When We Were Very Young, 96th Thousand for Winnie the Pooh and 109th Thousand for Now We Are Six. Minimal wear to top edge of dust jacket, minimal fading to spine. A wonderful example.
"Once more, and for the last time we meet Christopher Robin and his friends in the forest. Pooh and Piglet, Kanga and Roo, Owl, Eeyore and Rabbit, together with all Rabbit's friends and relations, all there as before, but they are joined now by a new friend, the Strange and Bouncy Tigger. At the end Pooh makes, as far as his waist will permit, his farewell bow, hoping that if you hear no more of him and Christopher Robin, you will still keep a friendly place in your hearts for them." (Jacket flap)
The final book in the Pooh quartet and the first time that we encounter the game of Poohsticks.
Poohsticks is a game that was first mentioned in The House at Pooh Corner, a Winnie-the-Pooh book by A. A. Milne.
It is a simple game which may be played on any bridge over running water; each player drops a stick on the upstream side of a bridge and the one whose stick first appears on the downstream side is the winner. The annual World Poohsticks Championships have been held at Day's Lock on the River Thames in the UK since 1984.