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Milne, A.A.
SIX VOLUMES, FROM A.A. MILNE TO HIS SON, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, COMPRISING:
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Milne, A.A.
SIX VOLUMES, FROM A.A. MILNE TO HIS SON, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, COMPRISING:
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Milne, A.A.
SIX VOLUMES, FROM A.A. MILNE TO HIS SON, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, COMPRISING:
i) Milne, A.A. A Gallery of Children. Stanley Paul, [1925], presentation copy inscribed by the author “FOR BILLY MOON | WITH LOTS OF LOVE | FROM | BLUE | October 1925” on front free endpaper, 12 coloured plates by Saida, some spotting, minor worming, binding worn and soiled; ii) Milne, A.A. Chloe Marr. Methuen, 1946, presentation copy inscribed by the author “C.R.M. | with all my love, | A.A.M.” on front free endpaper, some spotting, binding worn and faded; iii) Milne, A.A. Birthday Party and other stories. New York: Dutton, 1948, presentation copy inscribed by the author “For Moon | with love from | Blue | Dec 1948.” on front free endpaper, tears to spine; iv) Milne, A.A. A Table near the Band. Methuen, 1950, presentation copy inscribed by the author “For Moon | with love from | Blue | Nov 2nd /50” on front free endpaper--v) Butler, Samuel. Alps & Sanctuaries… Cape, 1931, reprint, inscribed “For Moon | with love from Blue | Christmas 1940” on front free endpaper, some spotting, fading to binding; vi) Butler, Samuel. The Way of All Flesh. Collins, 1934, inscribed “For Moon | with love from | Blue | Christmas, 1940” on half-title, lower joint split; all 8vo, original cloth bindings, some spotting and browning, bindings worn and soiled (6)
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Catalogue Note

A number of books given by A.A. Milne to his son, Christopher Robin Milne and therefore SIGNIFICANT ASSOCIATION COPIES. On the naming of his son, Milne stated “…One of us thought of Robin, the other of Christopher; names wasted on him who called himself Billy Moon as soon as he could talk, and has been Moon to his family and friends ever since…” (Milne, It’s Too Late Now). The printed dedication to When We Were Very Young is to "Christopher Robin Milne or, as he prefers to call himself Billy Moon..." Copies of When We Were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh, Now We Are Six and Once on a Time inscribed to Christopher Milne were sold in these rooms, 12 December 2002.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London