The Little Train.London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946 Stock Code: 125171
First edition, first impression, of the first of Greene's children's books, inscribed by the illustrator, "My love to you, Dorothy Craigie", on the title page. All foru of Graham Greene's children's books were illustrated by Craigie. The first two books, the present work and The Little Fire Engine (1950), were not credited to him until the 1950s. This is in the second state jacket, with reviews on the front flap.
Oblong quarto. Original decorated yellow cloth, titles and train motifs to covers in black, green and red, top edge yellow, map endpapers. With dust jacket.
Illustrated by Craigie.
Covers very gently bowed, slight foxing to endpapers, otherwise clean and bright. A very good copy in the toned jacket, very slight chips to tips and spine ends, short closed tear to foot of spine, another to foot of front panel, small chip and slight abrasion to head of front panel.
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