This is a first edition with a cloth binding first printed in 1928. It has a salmon pink cloth binding with gilt vignettes and a somewhat shabby dust cover which has done its job well. It has protected the book and taken the knocks but even with its faults it is a very charming copy. I have a very dear friend who has been like an extra Dad and has seen me through some very tough times and when I see these books I think of him. Whenever Winnie the Pooh has a problem to solve he will say something along the lines of I must go and talk with Owl and my friend is my version of Owl.