The Christopher Robin Verses
(London: Methuen, 1932). . Being 'When We Were Very Young' and 'Now We are Six' with a preface for parents. With twelve plates in colour and text decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. First edition thus. 8vo; original pale blue cloth with gilt Christopher Robin device to upper cover; pp. xi + (i) + 210 + (i). Moderate wear to extremities and to tail of upper joint; backstrip a little mottled; slight sunning to lower cover; two ownership inscriptions on front endpaper; rather foxed throughout. Good only. This, the first edition of the combined volume, also represents the first appearance of Shepard's delightful colour plates, all of which are present. "Now that I have begun the preface, I can probably go on with it somehow, but the invention of a title has proved too much for me. All I can think of is The Christopher Robin Verses, and all I can say for it is that I prefer it to The Milne Verses. Some such title, I suppose, is demanded by the occasion. Almost any other would have implied a new collection, and The Shepard Drawings might have suggested (not unpleasantly to some, it may be) that the artist was having the book to himself. In a sense, of course, he is, for it is his new coloured illustrations which justify it." - Author's Preface for Parents..
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