By Way of Introduction.London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1929 Stock Code: 148396
First edition. A collection of introductions written by Milne for various publications, including an essay on E. H. Shepard recounting how the two became creative partners. The final piece is an important essay on his personal reasons for ending the Pooh books, particularly the intense public interest in the family. "All I have got from Christopher Robin is a name which he never uses, an introduction to his friends and a gleam which I have tried to follow. However, the distinction, if clear to me, is not so clear to others; and to them, anyhow, perhaps to me also, the dividing line between the imaginary and the legal Christopher Robin becomes fainter with each book".
Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. With dust jacket.
Bookplate to front pastedown, in the toned dust jacket, chip to top end of spine, moderate wear to extremities. A very good copy.
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