MILNE, A. A.

When We Were Very Young.

London: Methuen & Co., 1924 Stock Code: 138208
£8,750.00

A near-fine copy

Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

First edition, first impression, second state, with the page number ix present in the preliminaries (in copies of the first state the contents page ix is unnumbered). Milne composed most of When We Were Very Young as entertainment during a dreary holiday in Wales. Many of the poems first ran as weekly instalments in Punch, charmingly illustrated by fellow contributor Shepard. When the collection was published in the present book the first printing sold out almost immediately, and by the end of the year more than 53,000 copies had been printed.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, gilt vignettes to the boards, gilt fillet frame to front board, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Illustrations

Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.

Condition

Bookseller's ticket of Dutton's to rear pastedown. Corners rubbed, the binding otherwise fresh and bright, faint toning to endpapers as often, internally clean. A near-fine copy in the very good jacket, a couple of small edge-splits to corners, lightly dust-soiled, otherwise unmarked.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book