The Name of Action

Graham Greene

Published by Doubleday, 1931
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First American edition. Hardcover in black cloth, 312 pp. Very good, spine lettering dulled and with the jacket flap blurb affixed to the front pastedown. Very small stamped date "June 10 '31" on the front pastedown suggesting that this may well have been a review copy. No jacket. Greene's second novel, a "psychological melodrama" of a bored young English millionaire who finances a revolution in a small Rhineland republic only to find himself infatuated with the dictator's adventuress wife. Greene later disavowed this work (after the critics ripped it) , claiming it was not up to his standards, and halted any further publication of it after the first British and American editions. It is, as a result, by far the scarcest of Greene's books. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Name of Action
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 1931
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First American edition.

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Graham Greene
Published by Doubleday, New York (1931)
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Book Description Doubleday, New York, 1931. Hardcover. Condition: Poor. 1st Edition. Black cloth hardcover book in poor condition, with facsimile dust jacket protected with mylar. This is the rare first edition of one of Greene's least known novels. Ex-library, with stamps on front and back pastedowns. Front and back covers are torn all the way down hinges but still attached. Covers show signs of severe shelf wear and rubbing, pages are intact. Most pages show some foxing, and one or two are marked. Essentially a reading copy. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience. Seller Inventory # 017714

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Greene, Graham
Published by William Heinemann Ltd., London, (1930)
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Book Description William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1930. First UK edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 344pp. Ex-library lending service: moderate wear; somewhat rolled; spine extremities softened; boards rubbed; text block edges toned with some spotting; retailer's small bookplate to the base of front pastedown; flyleaf removed; top joint starting (still strong); offset to the endpapers and preliminaries. Ink library stamps on front pastedown, half-title and dedication pages as well as rear endpaper and pastedown. Number penned to the upper corner of rear pastedown. Lacks dustwrapper. Good. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight. Seller Inventory # 97985

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Book Description Heinemann, 1930, 1930. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original black boards, a few small marks and indentations, a little bumping at the extremities, sturdy binding. The pages are essentially clean, apart from some light foxing in the first and last few leaves and occasionally elsewhere. Decent copy of the first printing of the author's second novel. Seller Inventory # PSHB7246

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Book Description HEINEMANN (1930), 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Blue cloth unfaded and gilt writing on spine still bright but showing some signs of wear. Ink stain to top margin and 2 sellotape marks on two pages. Seller Inventory # ABE-1508782199419

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Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, New York (1931)
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Book Description Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, New York, 1931. Hardcover. Condition: See Notes. 1st Edition. THE NAME OF ACTION, GREENE, GRAHAM. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, 1931. FIRST EDITION. This limited print run edition and that of the first British printing are the only editions of this novel; Greene prevented further publication claiming this novel was not to his own standards. It is therefore a very rare book. Black cloth with gold title on spine which is sun faded. End papers and top edge red; rough cut edges. There is a small closed tear, and tiny inked name and number to free endpaper. The remainder of text block is free of markings, tears etc. While still attached; the front inner hinge requires re gluing to band; overall binding is firm. Despite flaws, this is a very collectible volume. Seller Inventory # 001305

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Book Description Doubleday, Doran & Co. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust jacket missing. First edition THUS, first printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Text block clean and umarked, library name stamp to endpapers, remnant of a pasted in sheet, otherwise unmarked. Spine faded, as shown, imperfections but overall a good solid copy. Scarce. Graham Greene's suppressed second book. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 1503354950

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Book Description Heinemann, 1930. Hardback. Condition: Very Good +. No Jacket. First Edition. Original blue cloth with gilt titling. Very Good copy. No ownership marks, covers very lightly rubbed, damp stain to lower fore-edge of upper cover (only), light intermittent spotting, mainly to first and last leaves. Seller Inventory # 105611

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Greene, Graham
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Book Description Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, 1931. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Light general wear. Only library mark is a bookplate on front endsheet. Dust jacket pieces pasted on inside of covers. Small white mark to the front cover. Overall a nice clean copy. 312 pages. Seller Inventory # 001730

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Book Description William Heinemann, Ltd., London, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Stated 1st Edition. Hard bound. No dust jacket. Pages show foxing and age toning. Boards show wear, otherwise in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 43898

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Published by Doubleday, New York, (1931)
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Book Description Doubleday, New York, 1931. First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 312pp. Original black cloth with leopard device blind-stamped on front board; top edge trimmed and dyed red (now faded). Binding a touch rolled; small incipient split to upper front hinge; previous owner's inscription on verso of front endpaper. Else good. Lacks original dustwrapper; now with replacement facsimile dustwrapper. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight. Greene remarks that the sales of the American edition were "disastrous". In any case, only 1,000 copies were printed and the author never allowed it to be issued again. Seller Inventory # 45906

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