When We Were Very Young
When We Were Very Young

MILNE, A.A. (author). E.H. SHEPARD (illustrator). When We Were Very Young.

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MILNE, A.A. (author). E.H. SHEPARD (illustrator). When We Were Very Young. London; Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1927.

8vo. Original deep blue cloth panelled and prettily decorated in gilt with vignettes to both boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers; pp. [vi], vii-x + [ii] + 99 + [i]; with line drawings throughout by Shepard; externally fine, internally also very crisp and clean with a vertical strip of offset toning to gutter of first, and final, leaves, protected by a pleasing dustwrapper with some overall dust-soiling, fraying to head and heel, and small chipping to corners.
Early edition, issued three years after the first edition and produced in precisely the same format. The first edition reputedly sold out on the day of publication. This took Methuen completely by surprise and propelled them into issuing five editions before the end of that year.