MILNE,A.A. FIRST PLAYS. Lond.: Chatto & Windus 1919. 8vo, cloth. xii, 22p. + ads, label aged else fine (no dw). 1st ed. SIGNED BY MILNE. Contains Wurzel-Flummery, Luck One, The Boy Comes Home, Belinda and the Red Feathers. Milne began his play writing career while stationed on the Isle of Wight doing service during WWI. In the introduction Milne credits the Kaiser with helping his dramatic career. While some officers spent their free time playing bridge or golf, Milne used it to write these plays. "These five plays were written during the years 1916 and 1917. They would hardly have been written had it not been for the war... To his other responsilbilities the Kaiser now adds this volume." In a nice bit of association, it was James Barrie, already established, who helped Milne to produce one of the plays included here, Wurzel Flummery.

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