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 and Notes

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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A Bear Called Paddington.

by Bond, Michael; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

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1958
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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
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

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1958
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A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON.

by BOND, Michael. Illustrated by: FORTNUM, Peggy.

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London: Collins, 1958. . First edition in a later dust-jacket, small 8vo., pp.128, pink cloth lettered in silver, b/w illustrations; light surface soil to cloth, small pin-hole to cloth over spine, creasing to head and foot of spine, very slight curling to corners of boards, a good++ copy of the scarce first edition, in later price-clipped dust-jacket, which is… Read more
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by Bond, Michael

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1958
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by Bond, Michael

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1960
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

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1960
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by Bond, Michael

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Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. First edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Peggy Fortnum. First U.S. Edition. Yellow pictorial cloth with lettering in red and blue. Some spots of wear near edges, but a mostly bright, unfaded cover. Former owner name on free endpaper crossed out. No dust jacket. First edition with 1960 on title… Read more
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

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Houghton Mifflin Company. Collectible - Acceptable. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960. 1st US edition. 8vo. 128pp. Illus. by Peggy Fortnum. Book Near Very Good. No dust jacket. Spine slanted. Boards rubbed. Inside clean, binding good. (bears, readers) Inquire if you need further information.
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A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON.

by Bond, Michael.

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1960
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Houghton Mifflin Co.:, 1960. 128 pages, illustrated with b&w line drawings by Peggy Fortum. This is Michael Bond's second book about Paddington Bear. This book is a first edition, though not stated. Yellow cloth covers. FINE- HARDCOVER.. Hard Cover. Fine-/No Dust Jacket Present.. Illus. by Peggy Fortum. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

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1964
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

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A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

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1963
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Collins, 1963. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1963. 128 pages. No dust jacket. Pink cloth. Contains black and white illustrations. Boots library rebind with associated stickers and markings to pages and boards. Moderate tanning, with light foxing and marking to pages. Cracks to guttering throughout, with exposed binding thread. Light tanning and foxing to pastedowns and endpapers, with scribbles to rear.… Read more
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond Michael

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1970
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London: Collins St James's Place, 1970. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 205x140x15mm. FORTNUM, PEGGY. 205x140x15mm+288g . . Collins St James's Place. London. 1970. . . . Pp128. Red cloth hard boards; silver lettering to spine; in original dust jacket; clipped. Spine has minor fading at top edge; jacket has tears along edges. Drawings by PEGGY FORTNUM. All pages are bright clean… Read more
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A Bear Called Paddington

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by Michael Bond

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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael [Peggy Fortnum (illusts.)]

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by Michael Bond

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BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON

by BOND MICHAEL

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A Bear Called Paddington

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A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON [GIFT EDITION]

by Michael Bond, Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

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by Michael Bond

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by Michael Bond, Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

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