Milne, Christopher. The Enchanted Places

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London: Eyre Methuen, 1974.  First Edition.

Signed, dated and located by Milne.  As a child, Christopher Milne was the basis of the character Christopher Robin from his father A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books.

Written at age 54, Milne's autobiographical essay was intended to tell the world, once and for all, the story of the real Christopher Robin, as well as being a kind of personal catharsis.  "Writing it was like drinking a good bottle of wine", said Milne.  "The elation and relief stayed with me for some time afterwards".  

When, at the age of five, Milne had the Pooh stories read aloud to him, he thought they were wonderful, an admiration he retained as he became an adult.  Still, he chose not to read them to his own daughter.  "The fame which flew back through my nursery window and hit me in the face was pleasant enough for a time, but later I wanted to look less like the little boy in the illustrations and more like a 15-year-old schoolboy."

A very good copy, boards a little cocked, spine tips a bit inwardly squished, two minor bumps.  Dust wrapper is also very good, lightly creased at the spine tips and a little rubbed.