New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Brock, Pearse, Atwell, E.H. Shepard. First Edition. Cloth. Small 4to (10" x 8"), gray cloth with red-brown triple rules, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (clipped), profusely illustrated with 3 color plates (tipped in by H.M. Brock, Susan Pearse, and Lucie Atwell opposite pp.62, 154, 182) and numerous line drawings, 200 pages. Near Fine / Good +. Item #2089
Among numerous noteworthy contributions, this Extra Special anthology Includes an episode by A. A. Milne from When We Were Very Young illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard; "Neil and Tintinnabulum" by J. M. Barrie; "Doctor Dolittle meets a Londoner in Paris" by Hugh Lofting; "Jack and His Pony, Tom" by Hilaire Belloc; and "Pigtails Ltd" by Walter De La Mare.
Other short works are by writers including Thomas Hardy, Adelaide Phillpotts, John Lea, Alfred Noyes, Desmond MacCarthy, David Cecil, Cynthia Asquith, Henry Newbolt, A. Pembury, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Whibley, Herbert Asquith, Elizabeth Lowndes, Margaret Kennedy, Clemence Dane, Sir Walter Raleigh, Edward Marsh, W.H. Davies, and Denis Mackail.
Charming period illustrations throughout by Mable Lucie Attwell, J. Bodley, L. Brightwell, H.M. Brock, Harold Earnshaw, Daphne Jerrold, E. Lintott, Hugh Lofting, George Morrow, Susan Pearse, T. Heath Robinson, Ernest Shepard, Dudley Tennant, and A.H. Watson
The VERY SCARCE dust jacket on this hefty volume is largely intact though has lost a significant section near the top of the spine, and there are other scattered defects (see illustrations). One plate appears to be missing.