The A.A. Milne Songs From Now We Are Six original dust jacket is light green in colour. The front of the dust jacket features E.H. Shepard’s illustrations of Christopher Robin in three different poses and has the words and music of the song Down By The Pond which reads:
Don’t talk, anybody, don’t come near!
Can’t you see that the fish might hear?”
The price of Seven and Sixpence net is printed to the bottom of the front of the dust jacket.
The A.A. Milne Songs From Now We Are Six back of the dust jacket for has an advertisement for the A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young, A.A. Milne Fourteen Songs From When We Were Very Young, A.A. Milne Teddy Bear and Other Songs From When We Were Very Young, and A.A. Milne The King’s Breakfast.
A.A. Milne Songs From Now We Are Six is a rare and collectable A.A. Milne dust jacket that is in Very Good condition with wear and minor loss to the top and bottom of the spine, edge wear to the top and bottom edges, and age toning. Nevertheless, the dust jacket is extremely attractive and mostly complete which is scarce for an A.A. Milne children’s illustrated book from this period.
The A.A. Milne Songs From Now We Are Six original brown binding has a tan coloured spine and a label applied to the front board featuring an E.H. Shepard illustration of Christopher Robin walking with a fishing rod after catching some fish. The boards and illustrated label are in Fine condition.
A.A. Milne Songs From Now We Are Six has 33 numbered pages which are packed with A.A. Milne poems set to music by H Fraser Simson and illustrations by E.H. Shepard.
There is browning to the endpapers and light age toning to the pages which are mostly confined to the edges of the pages at the margins.
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