Signed ephemera of H.G. Wells & A. A. Milne with “Now We Are Six” – first edition


First Edition with custom made slip case and ephemera signed by H. G. Wells and A. A. Milne

Published by Methuen & Co, London 1927

Signed ephemera of H.G. Wells & A. A. Milne with “Now We Are Six” : First Edition, first printing in near fine condition.

A superb find of a very good/near fine book with a dust jacket plus some unique ephemera. In addition the book comes in a fine custom made slip case.

The book includes a note signed on the same day by A. A. Milne and H. G. Wells with a poem referring to the book. A. A. Milne’s poem reads: “Whatever Heavens these be, of Hells, I know the worst by now, For I was taught by H. G. Wells, and how.. and how.. and how!” dated 7. x. 32. On the opposite page of the card is a note from H. G. Wells saying: “When Alan was six, I was Nix” dated and signed 7.x.32. plus “When John was along, Just not so fondly!”. Wells has also doodled two pictures, one of a sheep commenting, “This is not a sheep”. On the reverse of the card are three other signatures dated 1932.

The hinges of the book are a little frail. The spine of the original red boards has slightly bumped edges. Pictorial end papers. Bright gilt top edge. The dust jacket has chips on the spine ends. A lovely bright copy. 8vo 103 printed pages.