When We Were Very Young – A A Milne (1926)

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When We Were Very Young – A A Milne (1926)

S$77.00

Title: When We Were Very Young

Author: A A Milne, Ernest H Shepard (illus)

Publisher: Methuen & Co, 1926, 14th edition.

Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Previous owner’s signature inside front board and previous bookseller’s stamp at the bottom of inner front board. Generally clean and in good condition. Ends of spine slightly frayed, some rubbing and wear, hinges cracked, but generally good and a presentable copy.

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About the book:

When We Were Very Young is a best-selling book of poetry by A. A. Milne. It was first published in 1924, and was illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Several of the verses were set to music by Harold Fraser-Simson. The book begins with an introduction entitled “Just Before We Begin”, which, in part, tells readers to imagine for themselves who the narrator is, and that it might be Christopher Robin. The 38th poem in the book, “Teddy Bear”, that originally appeared in Punch magazine in February 1924, was the first appearance of the famous character Winnie-the-Pooh, first named “Mr. Edward Bear” by Christopher Robin Milne. In one of the illustrations of “Teddy Bear”, Winnie-the-Pooh is shown wearing a shirt which was later colored red when reproduced on a recording produced by Stephen Slesinger. This has become his standard appearance in the Disney adaptations.

(from wikipedia)