EH Shepard's ink drawing of the bear playing Poohsticks with Piglet and Christopher Robin was published in 1928.     

The illustration, which featured in AA Milne's second book, 'The House At Pooh Corner', had been in a private collection since the 1970s.
It formed part of Sotheby's sale of children's books. The London auction also featured items from history, English literature and illustrations.
The famed drawing, entitled 'For a long time they looked at the river beneath them...' is set in chapter six of the second Milne book, which was called 'In which Pooh invents a new game and Eeyore joins in'.

It was one of several Shepard illustrations up for auction. A pencil drawing of the same scene sold at Sotheby's last year for 58,750 pound.

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