155
155
Milne, A.A.
THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. LONDON: METHUEN AND CO. LTD., 1928
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
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155
Milne, A.A.
THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. LONDON: METHUEN AND CO. LTD., 1928
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Milne, A.A.
THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. LONDON: METHUEN AND CO. LTD., 1928
small 4to (225 x 170mm.), FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 1 OF 20 NUMBERED AND SIGNED COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR WITH ORIGINAL VERSE ("This book of Pooh | belongs to | Vincent Seligman. | How proud is Pooh, because the fluff | Which blew into his cerebellum | Was deemed inspiriting enough | To justify a book in vellum. | A.A. Milne") on front free endpaper, original vellum lettered in gilt on upper cover, unopened, collector's chemise and orange brown morocco slipcase
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AN EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTATION COPY

Vincent Julian Seligman was a descendant of a German Jewish mercantile family that emigrated to the USA and London in the 19th century. Vincent’s father ran the London bank Seligman Brothers; his mother came from an artistic and musical family (and had an affair with Puccini). Seligman dedicated his 1923 book, Oxford Oddities, to Milne and in return was the recipient of this specially inscribed copy of one of the twenty deluxe copies of The House at Pooh Corner, as well as the manuscript of Milne's play Michael and Mary, inscribed and specially bound as a wedding present, in 1930.

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