New York: E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1950. Ernest H. Shepard. Later printing from NEW plates & engravings. Cloth. 12mo, red paterned cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, illustrated throughout by ERNEST H> SHEPARD, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) pictorial endpapers, x, [xi-xiv] + 100 pages. Fine / Very Good +. Item #3118
An appealing copy of a rather Uncommon title. Solid, clean copy with all the wonderful Shepard illustrations of your favorite characters. In a VERY GOOD dust jacket with some rubbing around the extremities and a small previous owner's stamp on a front endpaper. The first popular reprints by Dutton began in 1936. This edition was reprinted from new plates and engravings.
Alan Alexander Milne (1882 – 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer--primarily as a playwright, but also of nonfiction, newspaper articles, children's books and poetry, and seven novels, which included this remarkable mystery--before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.