MILNE, A. A. | When We Were Very Young. London: Methuen, (1924)
Property from the Family of Elliott B. Macrae
MILNE, A. A.
When We Were Very Young. London: Methuen, (1924)
4to (8 3/4 x 7 in.; 222 x 178 mm, uncut and partly unopened). Publisher's maroon buckram over boards, printed label on front cover, dust-jacket; corners bumped, dust-jacket soiled and worn at extremities.
First edition, no. 16 of 100 copies on hand-made paper signed by Milne and by the illustrator, Ernest H. Shepard. This copy is further inscribed with a poem and signed by Milne, 8 March 1926, on the front free endpaper: "This book belongs to John Macre Jr: John had | Great big | waterproof | Boots on, | John had a | Great Big | waterproof | Hat | John had a | Copy of the | Limited | Edition— | and that | Said John | Is | That."
John Macrae, Jr. (AAA-Anderson, 29 March 1932) — Elliott B. Macrae (purchased at the foregoing sale; with original invoice to Dutton's bearing his directive to pay and charge to his personal account)
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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