ONE OF ONLY 150 COPIES.
SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrator). Georgette AGNEW (author). Let's Pretend. London, J. Saville & Co. Ltd. 1927.
4to. Original cream vellum-backed blue cloth boards lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, preserved in original card slipcase with paper label to upper cover citing limitation number; pp. [viii], 9-70, printed throughout on fine hand-made paper; wonderfully illustrated in line on almost every pages, including full-page plates, by Shepard; a fine and exceptional copy, protected by the slipcase which has some edge wear and repairs.
First edition de luxe, limited to only 160 numbered copies signed by E.H. Shepard and Georgette Agnew, of which only 150 copies were for sale. This splendid collection of children's verse was obviously influenced by Milne's When We Were Very Young (1924) and is in very much the same style, with images by the same artist.