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GREENE, GRAHAM. The Little Steam Roller. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Oblong 4to, publisher's pictorial boards, top corners bumped; dust jacket, three closed tears, mild rubbing to folds. London: The Bodley Head, (1974)
first edition with pictures by ardizzone. presentation copy with original drawing by greene, inscribed to the author's primary love interest for the last three decades of his life: "For Yvonne [Cloetta] / to teach little Alexandra English / with love from / Graham." Below this is a cartoon style drawing of the two. One of Greene's children's books, first published in the 1950s with illustrations by Dorothy Craigie [Glover].