When We Were Very Young. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shephard. Second Edition.

  • Milne, A.A.
  • London: Methuen & Co. Ltd 1924

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Description

8vo, pp. x, [ii], 99, [1]. Original blue cloth, boards blocked in gilt, front board bordered with a gilt rule, spine lettered direct in gilt, top edge gilt. Stitching a little strained in places, slight dampmark to top-edge of first few pages. Boards a little marked, a touch of wear to extremities.

Notes

The second edition, published a month after the first, of Milne's collection of poetry for children. The poem 'Teddy Bear' features the first appearance of Winnie The Pooh, here given his formal name of Edward Bear; one of E.H. Shephard's illustrations here ultimately formed the basis for the Disney version of the character.

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