MILNE A.A. (1919, 1921, 1923, 1926.)
£1500.00 [First Edition]
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
4 volumes, First editions. 8vo., light tan cloth, printed paper labels, fore and lower edges untrimmed, spare labels to volumes 2-4 tipped in at the rear, volume one with publisher's catalogue at rear, housed in a custom made folding box. London, Chatto and Windus.
Each volume inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his older brother Ken:
'To K.J.M. from A.A.M. Sept. 1st 1919', 'K.J.M. from A.A.M. May '21', 'K.J.Milne from his ever affectionate A.A.M', 'K.J.M. once again and always affectionately from A.A.M. April 19th, '26'.
The two brothers were very close, going running and cycling together, and collaborating on poems. Ken became a solicitor, and the brothers would lunch together almost every day, which sadly stopped when Ken got married and his new wife put a stop to the brothers' frequent meetings. Ken died in 1929 and A.A. got as far as the church door at the funeral, but could not go in. Covers of each volume lightly scuffed, the printed labels with some wear.
Stock Code: 218360