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 page 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, of which only 150 were for sale; signed by both E.H. Shepard and Georgette Agnew. 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 illustrations by the same artist.