MILNE, A.A. and SHEPARD, E.H. When We Were Very Young.
London: Methuen, 1924. First English trade edition, inscribed by Milne to his literary agent Curtis Brown. Publisher's blue gilt stamped cloth, housed in a chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. 7 3/8 x 5 inches (18.75 x 12.5 cm); xii, 99,  pp., illustrations after Shepard. Slight lean to binding, very light wear to extremities, but a bright copy overall..
A remarkably cogent association copy: "For Curtis Brown/in return for all the the trouble/he has saved me-/and is going to save me-/and the money he has made for me-/and is going to make for me-/IN SHORT/in return for the blessed feeling of/saying "Don't bother me. Go to - Brown"/this book/(which he bought himself-that sort of man)/from A.A. Milne".
Albert Curtis Brown was Milne's literary agent throughout most of his career, and his firm (now one of the largest such agencies worldwide) still represents the Milne estate to this day. He was responsible in no small way for the success of the Pooh books, of which this is the first.
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