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GREENE, Graham.

GREENE, Graham.

Rare books by Graham Greene, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of Brighton Rock, and Heart of the Matter.

Graham Greene (1904-1991) was an English writer, critic and playwright. Rising to some standing with the publication of The Man Within (1929), Greene hastily quit his job to focus on a full-time career in writing. His next two novels failed to achieve the same positive criticism, or the critical acclaim that would come to him in later years.

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  1. 78752
    First edition, first impression. Greene's first novel, preceded only by a slim volume of poetry. Learn More
    £4,750

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  2. The Name of Action.
    First edition, first impression, of Greene's second published novel. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 109683

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  3. 130975
    First edition, first impression, of Greene's second published work. Learn More
    £300

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  4. 51819
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,200

    Stock Code: 51819

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  5. 72199
    First edition, first impression. Rumour At Nightfall in dust jacket is one of the great rarities in the Greene canon. Learn More
    £37,500

    Stock Code: 72199

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  6. 130191
    First edition, first impression, in the first state dust jacket, here in superb condition, and one of the nicest we have handled. Greene was unhappy with Rumour at Nightfall: following this edition and the US edition of the following year, Greene did not allow the novel to be reprinted in his lifetime. Learn More
    £45,000

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  7. Stamboul Train.
    First edition, first impression, first issue. The character of a rather pompous and self regarding author appears in the central portion of this novel. He is named on pages 77, 78, 82, 98, and 131 as one "Q. C. Savory". J. B. Priestley who had read a review copy became convinced that Savory was based none too flatteringly... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 65413

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  8. 126571
    First edition, first impression, with the corrected text as usual. The character of a rather pompous and self regarding author appears in the central portion of this novel. In the first issue he was named on pages 77, 78, 82, 98, and 131 as one "Q. C. Savory". Upon reading a review copy, J. B. Priestley became convinced... Learn More
    £3,750

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  9. 131083
    First edition, first impression, of what Greene described as his "first overtly political novel" (West, p. 56). Learn More
    £275

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  10. 119797comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 230 of 285 copies signed by the author, of which 250 were released for sale. This work was one of a series of 12 short stories edited by John Hackney, and "makes extensive use of 'stream of consciousness' techniques". Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 119797

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  11. 36910
    First Edition, First Impression. Signed Limited Edition of 250 copies of which this is number 171. Learn More
    £1,250

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  12. 127517
    First edition, first impression. The first of Greene's travel books, detailing a four week trek through Liberia in 1935 with his cousin, Barbara Greene. His motives for this trip were mixed, "an element of escape and adventure, and some investigation into the rumours of slavery in Liberia... to avoid a mere recital of an... Learn More
    £3,000

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  13. 48052
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £1,500

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  14. 109682
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £500

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  15. 121477
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US as Brighton Rock, An Entertainment, one month prior to the UK edition. Brighton Rock is Greene's "most successful attempt to create a work that is as fast-paced as a thriller and as complex as a more leisurely character study" (ODNB). Learn More
    £750

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  16. 130190
    First UK edition, first impression. The Heinemann edition of Brighton Rock represents probably the greatest disparity in a modern first edition of value with and without dust jacket. The original pink jacket, intended to replicate the lurid pink of the titular confectionery, is liable to fade and chip, and is a noted rarity.... Learn More
    £87,500

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  17. 121379
    First edition, first impression, in the second issue dust jacket with overprice sticker to front flap. This is one of the author's key pre-war mystery novels featuring an "intricate duel between good and evil", written in only six weeks (ODNB). Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £15,000

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  18. The Ministry of Fear. An Entertainment.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 65974

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  19. 132972
    First edition, first impression. The Heart of the Matter, considered one of Greene's masterpieces, "was enormously popular, selling more than 300,000 copies in Britain. It was also a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club in America. Though Greene considered the book his most serious work to date, it brought... Learn More
    £175

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  20. The Heart of the Matter. A Novel.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 95966

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  21. 111730
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 111730

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  22. 130734
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000

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  23. The Little Fire Engine.
    First edition, first impression. The second of Greene's four children's books and the first to bear his name. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 98708

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  24. 93026
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £750

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  25. 129028
    First edition, first impression. The Third Man was written in eight weeks as "the screen treatment that Greene created as a first step in the production of the film version, which appeared in 1949 and which won first prize at the Cannes film festival" (ODNB). Learn More
    £675

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  26. 132978
    First edition, first impression. Inspired by Greene's own affair with Lady Catherine Walston, his "powerful novel about the pains and pleasures of adultery" was the Daily Mail's Book of the Month for September 1951 (ODNB). Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 132978

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  27. The Lost Childhood and other essays.
    First edition, first impression. An excellent copy of this collection of 43 essays, the first published collection of Greene's literary criticism. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 115815

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  28. The Little Horse Bus.
    First edition, first impression. A children's story which serves as a sequel to Greene's The Little Fire Engine. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 93128

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  29. Essais catholiques.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 90992

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  30. 114033
    First edition, first impression. From the library of Irish bibliophile Dr Philip Murray, author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though not marked as such. The Living Room was first produced at the Wyndham Theatre, London, on 16th April 1953. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 114033

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  31. 117261
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £200

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  32. 131280
    First edition in English, first impression. The Quiet American was originally published in Sweden earlier the same year, translated directly from Greene's manuscript, as Den stillsamme amerikanen. Learn More
    £300

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  33. 1
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author, "For Gerald Hornstein, from Graham Greene". Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 93184

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  34. 124936
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £300

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  35. 127842
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Mr Chisler with all good wishes from Graham Greene". Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 127842

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  36. 130145comp
    First edition in book-form, sole impression, signed by the author on the title page. The text was first published in London Magazine in January 1957; Greene had this edition printed for private distribution in a run of just 250 copies. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 130145

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  37. i1
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the second leaf, "Best wishes! Nino Caffè, Jan. 1966". An earlier version of Graham Greene's appreciation of Italian painter Nino Caffè, 'the painter of young priests', had previously appeared in the catalogue for Caffè's exhibition at the Knoedler Gallery in... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 103301

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  38. 114040
    First edition, first impression. From the library of Irish bibliophile Dr Philip Murray, author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though not marked as such. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 114040

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  39. In Search of a Character.
    One of 600 advanced copies specially designed for friends of the author and the publishers. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 112059

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  40. African Sketchbook.
    First US edition, first printing. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 105469

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  41. 126840comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With best wishes for Christmas from Graham". A pencilled date of 16 November 1969 is written above it, probably unrelated to the inscription. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 126840

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  42. 114026
    First edition, first impression. From the library of Irish bibliophile Dr Philip Murray, author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though not marked as such. Contains Under the Garden, A Visit to Morin, Dream of a Strange Land, and A Discovery in the Woods. Learn More
    £85

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  43. 114042
    First edition, first impression. From the library of Irish bibliophile Dr Philip Murray, author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though not marked as such. Learn More
    £125

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  44. 123402
    First edition, first impression. Greene's play was first produced by Peter Wood in September 1965. Greene later wrote of the play that "Never before have I known a play like this one so tormenting to write or so fatiguing in production... At the age of sixty there is no reason to work, except to earn a living or to have... Learn More
    £125

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  45. 68288comp
    First edition, first impression. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Glover, Carter and Greene. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 68288

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  46. 132977comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The Comedians was published in the US later the same year and was the basis for the 1967 film of the same name, starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. This copy is in the first issue dust jacket with the price of 25 shillings to the... Learn More
    £750

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  47. 126581
    First edition, first impression, in the first-issue dust jacket retaining the price of 25 shillings to the front flap. The Comedians was published in the US later the same year and was the basis for the 1967 film of the same name, starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Learn More
    £75

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  48. 131277comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 79 of 500 copies signed by the author. May We Borrow Your Husband? is a collection of 12 short stories, two of which have been adapted into successful short films. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 131277

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  49. 131279comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 74 of 500 copies signed by the author. May We Borrow Your Husband? is a collection of 12 short stories, two of which have been adapted into successful short films. Learn More
    £500

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  50. 124890comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Graham Greene on the front free endpaper, "For John and Gillian, This premature Christmas present to celebrate their visit to Brighton on Nov. 27 1970 from their old and sincere friend Graham, with love". John Sutro and his wife Gillian were perhaps Greene's closest friends. Although... Learn More
    £1,250

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  51. 127679detail
    First collected edition; each volume contains a new introduction by the author. His skilful way of using tales of adventure and suspense to explore moral issues in political contexts has made Graham Greene one of the most widely read novelist of the 20th century, and many of his books have been made into successful films.... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 127679

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  52. 131049
    First edition, first impression, of the first volume of Greene's autobiography. Learn More
    £75

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  53. 97308
    First edition, first impression. Sequel to the autobiographical A Sort of Life (1971). Learn More
    £50

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  54. Ways of Escape.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 90496

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  55. Ways of Escape.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £35

    Stock Code: 96085

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  56. 123398comp
    Signed limited edition, number 397 of 525 copies signed by the author. The Great Jowett was first written as a radio play for the BBC and was broadcast on 6 March 1939, produced and narrated by Stephen Potter. This marked its first publication. Learn More
    £250

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  57. Monsignor Quixote.
    First edition. Precedes the UK edition. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 90487

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  58. 48792
    First edition, first impression. One of 135 numbered copies of which 25 were on better paper. Learn More
    £60

    Stock Code: 48792

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  59. 48639
    Advance proof copy for the first US edition. Learn More
    £25

    Stock Code: 48639

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  60. 132976comp
    First and signed edition, number 746 of 950 copies only, signed by the author on the limitation page. This volume includes the epigraphs of all Greene's books in chronological order, forming "a sort of autobiography, beginning with the innocent disclosures of immaturity and ending with the uncertainties and fears of old... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 132976

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