Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 252

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
GREENE, GRAHAM. The Little Fire Engine. Illustrated by Dorothy Craigie [née Glover]. Oblong 4to, publisher's decorated boards, rubbing to bottom extremities, split along front joint; dust jacket, several tissue paper mends to verso, shallow chipping and short closed tears with associated creasing, dampstain. (London: Max Parrish), [1950]

Additional Details

first edition, author's presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For John Carter with awe and affection from Graham Greene." Carter wrote the introduction to Victorian Detective Fiction, the catalogue of Greene and Craigie's collection. Inscribed copies of any of Greene's books for children are uncommon. Wobbe A24a.