Item #75134 THE LITTLE TRAIN, THE LITTLE FIRE ENGINE, THE LITTLE HORSE BUS, THE LITTLE STEAMROLLER. Graham Greene.
THE LITTLE TRAIN, THE LITTLE FIRE ENGINE, THE LITTLE HORSE BUS, THE LITTLE STEAMROLLER

THE LITTLE TRAIN, THE LITTLE FIRE ENGINE, THE LITTLE HORSE BUS, THE LITTLE STEAMROLLER

London: The Bodley Head, 1973-74. Hardcover. First editions thus. Signed by Graham Greene on the title page of the fourth volume. All four of the Greene's children's books, which were originally published with illustrations by his lover, Dorothy Glover (pen name Dorothy Craigie), with whom he also collected detective fiction. Ironically, it was his affair with Glover (and others) that precipitated his estrangement from his own children. These reissues feature the colorful illustrations of Edward Ardizzone. Oblong octavo, four volumes. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Just a hint of edgewear to the fourth volume. Some general edgewear to the boards and the pictorial dust jackets; otherwise a very good set. Very good / Very good. Item #75134

Price: $850.00

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