A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

A lonely toy bear on an otherwise empty shop shelf on Christmas Eve in 1956 first captured the attention of Michael Bond. Enamored, the BBC employee brought the stuffed bear home to his wife. They named the bear Paddington after the station near their home in London, and thus inspired, Bond began to write a few cute stories about the bear's adventures starting with A Bear Called Paddington in October 1958. The friendly bear with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffel coat and love of marmalade—has become a classic character from British children's literature and has become popular with American audiences as well. Learn more in our book collecting guide article, "Michael Bond - The Man Behind Paddington Bear."

First Edition Identification

A Bear Called Paddington was first published in London by Collins in 1958 with a blue and white dust jacket. The first US edition was printed by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, in 1960, with a bright yellow dustwrapper with the title in various colors.  

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by Bond, Michael

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1960
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing, with 1960 on the title page. The jacket is not priced, as there was some sort of tape or sticker to the top edge of the front flap that was pulled up, removing a strip of surface where the price could be. In Near Fine… Read more about this item
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1960
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960. Pictorial yellow cloth (hardcover) in mylar protected dust-jacket, (5.5 x 8.25 in.). 128 pages; illustrated. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (stated, "First Published In The United States 1960" on copyright page and "1960" on title page, without any indication of later printings). Price intact jacket showing $2.50. Former owner's signature of American architect Graham Gund, dated Feb.… Read more about this item
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A Bear Called Paddington.

by Bond, Michael; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

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London: Collins, 1958. First edition of the first book in the Paddington series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To John with all good wishes Michael Bond. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the back panel. An exceptional example, rare and… Read more about this item
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by BOND. MICHAEL. ; Fortnum. Peggy. Illustrates

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1958
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Collins. London. 1958. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.2 x 5.6 inches). Illustrated throughout with line drawings by Fortnum. A few marks to some pages but overall a very good copy in a fine leather binding of recent full red morocco. Spine with raised bands, the compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Decorative gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt. A very… Read more about this item
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1971
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The First UK Printing of the wrappered edition published by Armada Lions, London in 1971. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Some light spotting to the inside edges of the covers. Some toning to the text-block and page edges due to the quality of the paper stock used. Some very light spotting to the upper text-block. This copy is… Read more about this item
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1968-09-15
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London: Collins, 1958. First edition, first printing. Published by Collins in London, 1958. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper is markedly clean with some very slight creasing present. There is rubbing to the top edge and slight separation to the top and tail of the spine. There are very slight handling marks to the rear panel… Read more about this item
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1958
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London: Collins, 1958. First Edition. Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's pink cloth with spine lettered in silver; lacking the dust jacket. Good, with soiling staining and spine-fading to cloth, light lean to binding. Former owner name and newspaper remnant to front paste down; several corner creases and light sporadic spotting or staining to pages. … Read more about this item
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Ursus Nomine Paddington: A Bear Called Paddington (BCP Latin Texts)

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by Michael Bond

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1958
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London: Collins, 1958. 1st. near fine/very good. First edition, 1958 on title and copyright page. Book near fine, corners very slightly rubbed, small black line on bottom ends. Dust jacket very good, some wear, small piece missing at top of spine, price-clipped. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.
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by Bond, Michael

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