Published by Published by Reinhardt Books in association with Viking, London, 1988
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Reinhardt Books in association with Viking, London, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. True First Edition. Copyright date is 1988 1st edition, green cover over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine, no tears or bent pages nor any writing, D/j no tears or bent flaps not shelf wear to the edges and to the spine, bright, clean text with a tight binding a solid book, Size: 8vo 189 pages. Signed and numbered erotic Ex Libris.
Published by London: Reinhardt Books, 1988, 1988
Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB., London, United Kingdom
First Edition Signed
First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Philip, affectionately, Graham". An excellent association: the recipient, Philip Stratford, was an academic at the University of Montreal, who wrote a number of books on Greene, and later befriended him. Stratford first met Greene by chance in Paris in the early 1950s, where he was staying while writing a PhD thesis on Greene and François Mauriac, later published as Faith and Fiction: Creative Process in Greene and Mauriac (1964), which led to renewed academic interest in Greene's writing in North America. They met again in 1970, when Greene asked Stratford to select a number of extracts from his prose for The Portable Graham Greene (1972). While Stratford was editing the volume, he moved to Antibes, on the French Riviera, where Greene had relocated in 1966. There, they drank martinis together at Restaurant Felix, and Stratford and his wife often hosted Greene for dinner. After the Stratfords moved back to Montreal, they were regular visitors to Greene at Antibes, and remained friends with the author until his death in 1991. Octavo. Original dark green boards, spine lettered in gilt, green endpapers. With dust jacket. Short closed tear to rear panel of jacket and a handful of light creases to extremities: a fine copy in near-fine dust jacket.