When We Were Very Young.London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, July 1925 Stock Code: 120874
The second deluxe edition in the uncommon glassine jacketSecond deluxe edition. When We Were Very Young was first published on 6 November 1924. Copies of the seventh and tenth impressions were later issued in deluxe bindings, this copy being a tenth impression. With two newspaper clippings laid-in from The Observer Review 22 September 1974 interviewing Christopher Robin and discussing his relationship with the books.
Octavo. Publisher's deluxe limp red sheep, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, illustration and rules to front cover in gilt, pictorial endpapers, edges gilt. With the original glassine jacket and the publisher's card box, white paper title labels to lid printed in blue.
Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard.
With the contemporary and later ink ownership inscriptions of Margaret Ruth Payne to the head of the front pastedown and free endpaper. Light offsetting to endpapers, an excellent copy in the glassine jacket with slight creasing and nicks to extremities, housed in the lightly faded box with a couple of faint colour pencil marks to lid.
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