A. A. MILNE
Early Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, on personalized address stationery, London, May 1, 1920.
He writes the time of day that he writes the letter, "Four o'clock on Tuesday..." He then compares himself to Shakespeare. "I don't really think that I am better than Shakespeare; it is only that 'Shakespeare and Milne' would be even more deadly than pure Milne. but I am much too proud that you like any of the play to resent your finding fault with the rest of it, and I shall be very grateful for your advice...." He signs, "A. A. Milne." Paper clip rust stain on lower edge. Matted on blue board to match the blue of the printed address and laid on white board together with a photograph of his son and teddy bear.
Milne writes this letter 3 months before his son, about whom he wrote his famed Winnie-the-Pooh stories, was born in August, 1920. In the same year, his first successful play, opened, "Mr. Pim Passes By," in January and ran for 246 performances in London.