Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: London, Max Parrish, 1952
First edition, inscribed, “For Greta affectionately from Graham.” Inscribed copies of any of Greene's books for children are uncommon. The third of four children’s books in Greene’s and Craigie’s collaboration.
Oblong 8vo., original red cloth lettered in gilt on spine with gilt block of a horse bus on upper board, with original illustrated dust wrapper. Small chip to head of spine of wrapper which has a couple of other nicks, otherwise a near fine copy.
Ragnar Svanström (1904-1988), Swedish historian and literary director, was the long-time contact of Greene at Norstedts Publishing House in Stockholm. He edited the ‘Introduction to Three Novels’, published by Norstedts in 1962. The friendship that developed between Greene and Svanström, and his wife Greta spanned many decades. Their correspondence is kept at the Royal Library in Stockholm.