Birthday Party

And Other Stories

MILNE, A.A.

For Moon, with love from Blue

MILNE, A.A. Birthday Party And Other Stories

E. P. Dutton, 1949.

First edition. Octavo. Original tan cloth-backed red boards, titles to spine in grey, wavy decoration to front cover in blind. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son, "For Moon, with love from Blue". Spine darkened, with a central tear and joints tender.

A remarkably evocative association copy from one of the 20th century's greatest children's authors to his son, Christopher Robin, one of the most iconic figures in children's literature.
Milne explained his son's nickname in his autobiography: "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).
Milne was nicknamed "Blue" on account of his eyes, "the bluest eyes I have ever seen" recalled Nancy Spain.

PROVENANCE: From the library of Christopher Robin Milne, inscribed to him by his father A.A. Milne.

Stock ID: 37043

£2,500.00

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