"ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A PRINCESS WHO WAS SO BEAUTIFUL THAT SHE COULD NOT DO ANYTHING FOR HERSELF…"
MILNE, A.A. The Secret and Other Stories. New York and London: Fountain Press / Methuen, 1929. Octavo, original red cloth. $900.
Signed limited first edition of this collection of short stories, number 347 of 742 copies signed by Milne on the half title.
The four stories—first published individually between 1918 and 1926— are "Mullins," "The Return," "End of the Peer of Wotherspoon" and "The Secret." The first two deal specifically with World War I and its aftermath.