First American edition of this collection of verses from Milne's wildly popular WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG, the first Pooh book, set to music.
Fine in very good jacket.
FOURTEEN SONGS FROM WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG
In the months after the astonishing success of his first attempt at light children's verse, Milne "had been approached by all sorts of composers wanting to set them to music" (Thwaite). In the end, Milne chose Fraser-Simson for the task – mainly because little Christopher Robin "was extremely fond of the Fraser-Simson's liver-and-white spaniel, Henry Woggins; they often met on their daily walks" (Thwaite). Milne was thrilled with the result, published here, telling Curtis Brown that "the music is exactly right." Beautifully illustrated in black and white by Shepard.
Read more: Thwaite, Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-The-Pooh.
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1925). 12.5'' x 9.25''. Original quarter red cloth, blue patterned paper boards with printed title label. In original green typographic dust jacket. Illustrated by Shepard with vignettes in black and white. , 34 pages. Some spotting to boards. Jacket with top edge soiled, a few others spots of small stain, and shallow edgewear with a couple little chips.
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