A lovely book of A. A. Milne's verses "to and for, by, with and from, Christopher Robin." The book has purple cloth boards with gilt titles and two illustrations. The spine has some pink damp-stain spots; corners and spine ends slightly bumped; break to glued rear free end papers exposing webbing, but binding intact; these pages also covered with a child's pencil writing and numbers, partially erased; light marks to text block edge.
The jacket has blue wax crayon scribble on the front illustration and red crayon and pencil marks on the back; light wear and soiling to edges; two open tears approx. 1 cm to top of spine; tear approx. 3 cm, partly open, to bottom of spine; corners rubbed and chipped up to approx. 5 mm. price clipped. Now We Are Six is a book of thirty-five children's verses, with numerous illustrations, desribed as "decorations", by E. H. Shepard. It was first published in 1927 including poems such as "King John's Christmas", "Binker" and "Pinkle Purr". Ten of the poems in the collection are accompanied by illustrations featuring Winnie-the-Pooh. These include: "The Charcoal Burner", "Us Two", "The Engineer", "Furry Bear", "Knight-in-armour", "The Friend", "Waiting at the Window", "Forgotten", "In the Dark" and "The End".