Winnie the Pooh book More Very Young Songs by A.A. Milne is for sale. A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs is a vintage children’s illustrated book that contains Winnie the Pooh illustrations by E.H. Shepard. More Very Young Songs is adapted from the children’s poems in the A.A. Milne Now We Are Six book with the music by H. Fraser-Simson.
The A.A. Milne verses set to music included in this collectable Winnie the Pooh book are A.A. Milne Us Two, A.A. Milne Knights and Ladies, A.A. Milne In the Dark, A.A. Milne Shoes and Stockings, A.A. Milne Forgiven, A.A. Milne Binker, A.A. Milne Nursery Chairs, A.A. Milne Waiting in the Window, A.A. Milne Spring Morning, and A.A. Milne The End.
A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs is an A.A. Milne first edition book published by Methuen and Co Ltd in London in 1928. A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs measures 9.75 x 12.25 inches approximately and comes complete with its original dust jacket.
The A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs original dust jacket is light pink in colour. The front of the dust jacket features E.H. Shepard’s illustrations of Christopher Robin in three different poses, two of which are with A.A. Milne’s character Winnie the Pooh.
The A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs back of the dust jacket has four advertisements for other song books in the series which are Songs From Now We Are Six songbook, Teddy Bear and Other Songs songbook, Fourteen Songs From When We Were Very Young songbook, and The King’s Breakfast songbook.
The A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs songbook rare dust jacket is in Very Good condition with wear to the top and bottom of the spine with minor loss; slight wear to the edges of the dust jacket; and a few marks gathered over time. However, the faults are minor since the large jacket remains attractive and mostly complete without any serious damage or faults.
The A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs original brown binding has a tan coloured spine and publisher’s illustrated label attached to the front board. The label features two E.H. Shepard illustrations, one of Winnie the Pooh and the other of Christopher Robin. The boards are in Very Good condition with slight knocking to the top and bottom of the spine. The publisher’s illustrated label is in Fine condition.
The A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs has 40 numbered pages that contain A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh poems set to music by H. Fraser Simson, and numerous black and white E.H. Shepard illustrations of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and other characters.
The pages are in overall Very Good condition with light browning to the endpapers, which is usual for these books; and cracks to a few of the internal hinges, although all the pages are firmly bound in.
Additionally this example of A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs song book has an advertisement loosely inserted for The Christopher Robin Calendar 1929 and When We Were Very Young Notepaper. Since this is the first edition of A.A. Milne’s More Very Young Songs song book from 1928 it is believed that this advertisement is contemporary with the book.