Little Wars 1

Frank Palmer, , 1913


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Product Description

First edition. Originally the property of Graham Greene and his brother, Hugh, with both their names in childish hand to the front endpaper, additional rules hand-written to page 46 and notes of their scores to the rear endpaper and pastedown, as well as doodles, probably in Hugh’s hand. The book is bound in the publisher’s red cloth, lettered in white with an illustration to the front board, there are splits to the cloth, also marks, bumps and rubbing. The text block is toned and slightly foxed, most pages are loose, many detached, there is loss to the edges of some pages and plates and staining. The book is preserved in a custom-made box. An uncommon Wells title, in poor condition, but in this instance therein lies its charm, the condition representing the hours and days of fun enjoyed by the young Greene brothers playing the game, as noted in Greene’s autobiography. A lovely association item.