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Graham Greene: rare book collector


There is an interesting article in the Deccan Herald (Deccan is a large chunk of southern India) about Graham Greene‘s devotion to rare books.

He made sure that books presented to him were always inscribed and signed by the author. Even as a teenager, he sought first editions and signed copies. He knew the value of a book signed by him. He did the book-crawl whenever he could, wandering from auction rooms to antiquarian bookshops to flea markets in England, picking up what felt valuable and beautiful to him. He was constantly swapping his collection, selling or trading an edition for another edition he desired more

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