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The Little Train - Dorothy Craigie, Graham Greene - First Edition, 1946

£200.00

Product description

First edition, second state of Graham Greene's first children's book.His authorship is not acknowledged in this edition. Colour illustrations by Dorothy Craigie, pseudonym of Dorothy Glover, who was Green's lover at the time. Yellow cloth-covered boards with images of the train.  According to online sources the first state of the first edition had plain boards. Undated, but sources indicate it was published in 1946.

Landscape format hardback in fair condition. The ends of spine and corners are bumped and worn. The cloth to the front edge of the spine is splitting and frayed. The boards are somewhat grubby. with marks and diagonal lines across. The binding is weakened and soft - the binding staples have rusted, but the text block is still holding together. Sellotape has been applied to the hinges - this has now discoloured and is lifting.  The last two pages have come adrift from the spine but are still attached to the back board. Corners of a number of pages are creased and there are tears to the edges of some pages, including the front free endpaper. The back free endpaper is creased and has a 9 cm x 3 cm patch of paper loss. The colours of the illustrations are bright and, though distressed, the book still has charm.

Item details

Author(s):
Craigie, Dorothy; Greene, Graham
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1st edition,second state, 1946
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
44
Publisher:
Eyre and Spottiswoode

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First edition, second state of Graham Greene's first children's book.His authorship is not acknowledged in this edition. Colour illustrations by Dorothy Craigie, pseudonym of Dorothy Glover, who was Green's lover at the time. Yellow cloth-covered boards with images of the train.  According to online sources the first state of the first edition had plain boards. Undated, but sources indicate it was published in 1946.

Landscape format hardback in fair condition. The ends of spine and corners are bumped and worn. The cloth to the front edge of the spine is splitting and frayed. The boards are somewhat grubby. with marks and diagonal lines across. The binding is weakened and soft - the binding staples have rusted, but the text block is still holding together. Sellotape has been applied to the hinges - this has now discoloured and is lifting.  The last two pages have come adrift from the spine but are still attached to the back board. Corners of a number of pages are creased and there are tears to the edges of some pages, including the front free endpaper. The back free endpaper is creased and has a 9 cm x 3 cm patch of paper loss. The colours of the illustrations are bright and, though distressed, the book still has charm.

Author(s):
Craigie, Dorothy; Greene, Graham
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1st edition,second state, 1946
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
44
Publisher:
Eyre and Spottiswoode

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