Presenting in its original full bound cloth with bright gilt stamped title and illustrations, very well preserved. Showing attractively in an expertly crafted facsimile reproduction of the First Impression Dust Jacket printed in London, England.
Although Alan Alexander Milne wrote novels, short stories, poetry and many plays for adults, in addition to his work as assistant editor for Punch from 1906 to 1914, it is his writings for children that have captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide and granted Milne everlasting fame (Silvey, 461). Milne wrote most of these poems at the request of friend and fellow poet Rose Fyleman, who was planning a new childrens magazine. On a rain-blighted holiday in Wales, [Milne] escaped from the crowd of fellow guests to the summerhouse, and for 11 days wrote a set of childrens verses, one each day There on the other side of the lawn was a child with whom I had lived for three years [his son, Christopher Robin] and here within me were unforgettable memories of my own childhood.
He added more verses when he got home, enough for a book, and allowed some to be published in advance in Punch (Carpenter & Prichard, 351). Shepard, a Punch staff artist at the time, provided delightful line vignettes, resulting in a wonderful marriage of verse and vision. His delicately precise and fresh drawings had an instant appeal (DNB). Original full bound cloth binding with gilt title to spine and illustrations to panels presents exceptionally well with very well-preserved gilt.Light wear to edges, hinges and corners with slight bend to latter. Moderate wear to head and foot of spine with a tiny open tear to later.
A few very small, faint stains and blemishes to boards. Text blocks clean and bright with unusually bright gold gilt top. Internally bright and unmarked but for name and date neatly penned to top opposite title page. Moderate to heavy spotting throughout. Presenting with superb eye-appeal in an expertly crafted facsimile copy of the First Impression Dust Jacket printed in London, England.The item "When We Were Very Young FIRST EDITION A. MILNE 1924 Winnie the Pooh" is in sale since Friday, March 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "labb1279" and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.