When We were Very Young. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard (1934)

Author: A.A. Milne

Book ID: 64725

Price: 295.00

When We were Very Young. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. London: Methuen, 1934. Twenty-Seventh Edition. Pp, 100. Publisher’s full crushed limp leather boards with  silhouette images of children and lines in gilt. Original ribbon marker, pictorial end papers.

The first of Milne’s four Pooh books. The printed dedication page reads: “To Christopher Robin Milne Or As He Prefers To Call Himself Billy Moon. This Book Which Owes So Much To Him Is Now Humbly Offered.” 

Nice gift edition of Milne’s classic collection of children’s verse, first published in 1924. The 38th poem in the book, “Teddy Bear”, that originally appeared in Punch magazine in February 1924, was the first appearance of the famous character Winnie-the-Pooh, first named ‘Mr. Edward Bear’ by Christopher Robin Milne.

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