Playtime and Company


Author: E.V. Lucas

Illustrator: Ernest Shepard

LUCAS, E[dward] V[errall]. Playtime & Company. A Book For Children. Verses by E.V. Lucas. Pictures by E.H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co. [1925]. 12mo, 95pp. Color pictorial boards with pink cloth spine with printed spine label. Spine ends a bit rubbed, corners a bit worn, spine sunned, rear cover soiled and a scuffed, endpapers lightly soiled, else an internally clean, tight copy.

First edition. Shepard's delightful b&w drawings add sparks of energy to this collection of children's poems. The look and feel of this book's contents is similar to A.A. Milne's and E.H. Shepard's When We Were Very Young, no doubt having been inspired by that book's immense success when it was published the year before this title.