A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young children’s illustrated book for sale. This is the tenth edition of A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young that was published by Methuen and Co Ltd London in July 1925 just 8 months after the first edition which was published on 6th November 1924.
A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young is the first book in the Winnie the Pooh series and is the first time that the A.A. Milne character Winnie the Pooh appeared, which was in the A.A. Milne poem Teddy Bear on page 85. This A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young comes with the original gilt pictorial binding.
The rare A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young dust jacket has great illustrations by E.H. Shepard to the front of the dust jacket, the back of the dust jacket and to the spine of the dust jacket that features Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin.
The dust jacket is in Very Good condition with marks and minor losses to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners.
The rare A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young binding has gilt illustrations by E.H. Shepard to the front board and to the back board on a blue background, and gilt lettering to the spine.
The A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young binding is in Very Good condition with the gilt lettering and illustrations being extremely fresh and bright, but with a corner knock to the top right corner of the front board, slight knock to the front board edge, very minor corner knocks, and knocks to the top and bottom of the spine.
These are an exceptionally attractive set of boards for A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young.
The A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young pages have a wonderful double page illustrated endpapers to the front and to the rear of the book. There are 99 numbered pages which have the top edge gilt and are packed with wonderful A.A. Milne children’s poems and verses that have been stunningly illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
There is a brown vertical mark to the front free endpaper and to the rear free endpaper, which is normal for these books, and there is a small retailer’s label to the rear pastedown at the end of the book. Otherwise the pages are in Very Good to Near Fine condition.