Vintage Hugh Walpole Book, Jeremy First Edition, Ernest H Shepard Illustrations, Hardback Collectible, English Children's Fiction


The Hugh Walpole first-edition hardback book "Jeremy" is in good condition. The date of the book is 1919. According to one reference, the book was written during the time the author was serving in the Red Cross during World War I. The book covers the interesting journey of growing up through the mind of an eight-year-old boy.

Please note that the pictures have been enhanced for clarity and sharpness.

Hugh Walpole was an English Novelist. This work was illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard who was the illustrator of the famous Winnie the Pooh series. The black and white illustrations in this book are drawn in much the same way as early Winnie the Pooh illustrations. According to references, Shepard gave life to Pooh by recalling his experiences with his son's teddy bear.

The book has some handwriting in the front with a date of 1927.

The book does not have a dust jacket - if it originally came with one. The color on the covers is in great condition.

George H. Doran Company New York

The title page has color.

The inner pages - including the illustrations - are in black and white.

There are no water damages or repair places on this gorgeous hardback book. There are no loose pages. The binding has very little movement for a thicker and older hardback book that is nearly 100 years old. There are some vintage wear and rub areas on the book - mainly on the covers. The book has no mold or mildew. Depending on the way the book is held up in the light, the book has a very slight discoloration toward the top. However, this is hard to notice without some sort of imagination of what it might look like from other books. It is very slight. There is a small Lazarus Book Shop stamp sticker in the back cover on the inside top of the page.

This is one very nice book for its size and age.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous first-edition hardback book "Jeremy" by Hugh Walpole are many. The growing library or study collection would be enhanced by the addition of this beautiful hardback book. Also, the open display shelf or entryway table would welcome this nearly 100-year-old literary treasure.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeous 1919 first-edition Hugh Walpole book for its good condition and the accompanying Ernest H. Shepard illustrations.

The Hugh Walpole first-edition hardback book "Jeremy" weighs 24.4 oz.

The English children's book measures 5 3/8" wide x approximately 8.25" tall x 1 3/8" thick.

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