"PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT THAT NIGHT FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES, AND HOW THEY LAUGHED THE NEXT MORNING"
GREENE, Graham. The Little Fire Engine. WITH: The Little Horse Bus. London: Bodley Head, (1973-74). Two volumes. Oblong quarto, original pictorial boards, original dust jackets. $600.
First editions to be illustrated by Edward Ardizzone of these delightful children's books by Graham Greene.
The Little Fire Engine and The Little Horse Bus were originally published in 1952 and 1954, each with illustrations by Dorothy Cragie. In the 1970s, The Bodley Head reissued them (along with The Little Steamroller and The Little Train, also by Greene) in uniform bindings, newly illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.