MILNE, A.A. (author). E.H. SHEPARD (illustrator). When We Were Very Young. London; Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1925.
8vo. Original deep blue cloth panelled and prettily decorated in gilt with vignettes to both boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers, in original dustwrapper; pp. [vi], vii-x + [ii] + 99 + [i]; with line drawings throughout by Shepard; externally near fine with a minute bruise to bottom forecorner of upper cover, internally very clean and sound with a contemporary gift inscription to half title and the usual vertical strip of offsetting to free endpapers, in a pleasing dustwrapper, priced 7/6 to spine, with tanning to spine, rubbing to joints, toning to both panels, narrow loss at spine head and chipping to tail and 2 forecorners.
Eleventh edition, issued the year after the scarce 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.