A121 THE POOR BOY WHO FOLLOWED HIS STAR 
a. First edition:
[in roman and shaded type] THE POOR BOY | WHO FOLLOWED HIS | STAR | AND CHILDREN’S POEMS | [illustration] | by ROBERT GRAVES | illustrated by Alice Meyer-Wallace | CASSELL ∙ LONDON
Collation: A8[B]8C8, 24 leaves.
p.[i] THE POOR BOY WHO FOLLOWED HIS STAR | and Children’s Poems; p.[ii] blank; p.[iii] title-page; p.[iv] publisher’s, copyright, S.B.N. and printer’s notices; p.1 CONTENTS; p. illustration, running onto p.; pp.3–44 text, with pp.[28, 30–31, 40] being unnumbered, pp. 10, , 26, , 35, , 42 containing illustrations and no text.
21.6 × 14.9 cm. Bulk: 0.4/1.0 cm. White wove paper; all edges trimmed. White wove endpapers. Bound in light blue simulated cloth; front and back blank; spine stamped in gold, bottom to top: Cassell [device] THE POOR BOY WHO FOLLOWED HIS STAR [device] Robert Graves
Price: 18s. Number of copies unknown. Published 8 April 1968 in white dust-jacket printed in black, blue and yellow.
Contents: Hide and Seek – The Hero – The Poor Boy Who Followed His Star – At Seventy-Two.
Notes: The illustrations are in black and white and appear on every page.
This book has been translated into Afrikaans.
In the title poem and in ‘At Seventy-Two’ the old man in the illustration is Graves.
There are variant copies bound in dark blue simulated cloth.
A121b. First American edition :
[set left:] The | [set one space further left:] Poor Boy | Who [star] | Followed | [set right:] His Star | Robert Graves | Illustrated by Alice Meyer-Wallace | Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York
Collation:  – 16, stabbed not sewn, 24 leaves.
2 pp. blank; p. [set right:] The | Poor Boy | Who [star] | Followed | His Star; p. blank; p.  title-page; p.  LC card, copyright, rights reservation, printing, edition and source notices; p. as p.; p. illustration; pp.7–40  text, with pp.[10, 17, 22, 26, 32, 35, 41] containing illustrations and no text and pp.[13,16,19, 20, 24, 28, 30, 34, 36, 39] being unnumbered; p. blank; p. 43 About the Author; pp.– blank.
23.4 × 15.3 cm. Bulk: 0.5/1.0 cm. White wove paper; all edges trimmed. White wove endpapers. Bound in slick white cloth; back and front blank; spine stamped in black from top to bottom: The Poor Boy | Who Followed | His Star Robert Graves Doubleday
Price: $3.50. Number of copies undetermined. Published 6 June 1969 in white dust-jacket printed in blue, yellow, green and black; a photograph of Graves by Marion Morehouse on back.
Notes: Illustrations appear on every page of text.
An unknown number of copies were bound in a reinforced institutional (library) binding of slick white paper-covered boards with the front printed as the front panel of the dust-jacket in blue, yellow, green and black; the spine printed in black and blue: [down spine:] The Poor Boy Who Followed His Star [remainder in blue:] Robert Graves Doubleday; back in white, unprinted. The dust-jacket has a gold label printed in black, running from front panel to rear panel and reading on front: [publisher’s Anchor emblem] | A DOUBLEDAY | REINFORCED | LIBRARY EDITON