Bond (Michael) A Bear Called Paddington


London, Collins, 1958.

First edition. Signed & dated by the author in the month of publication. 8vo. Original pink cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 8s 6d.

“Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear”.

The book that started it all! When the Peruvian bear with a penchant for marmalade sandwiches tootled into everyone’s lives in 1958, few could have predicted what a phenomenon Paddington Bear would become, subsequently starring in over twenty books by Michael Bond, as well as numerous TV series and film adaptations. The first book is a known rarity, but exceedingly uncommon signed and dated thus in the year of publication. A cornerstone of 20th century children’s literature.

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