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Greene, Graham
[WORKS] THE COLLECTED EDITION. WILLIAM HEINEMANN & THE BODLEY HEAD, 1970-1982
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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182
Greene, Graham
[WORKS] THE COLLECTED EDITION. WILLIAM HEINEMANN & THE BODLEY HEAD, 1970-1982
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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Greene, Graham
[WORKS] THE COLLECTED EDITION. WILLIAM HEINEMANN & THE BODLEY HEAD, 1970-1982
22 volumes, 8vo, FIRST EDITION THUS, ALL BUT ONE VOLUME SIGNED BY GRAHAM GREENE on the title page, volume one (Brighton Rock) inscribed by the author to Rick Gekoski ("Graham Greene | for Rick | with affection") on title, further inscribed by Greene on the front endpaper of volume 8 (Collected Stories) and with three line of working annotations on the lower flap of the dust-jacket, each with a new introduction by the author, original green cloth, titled in gilt on spine, top edges green, dust-jackets, in 5 collector's dark green cloth slipcases, volume 18 supplied from another set (and not signed), top stains faded, dust-jackets slightly worn at extremities and spines a touch browned; [with:] Collected Essays. The Bodley Head, 1969, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, signed by Greene, original green cloth, titled in gilt on spine, dust-jacket, matching collector's dark green cloth slipcase, dust-jacket slightly worn at extremities (23)
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Provenance

Graham Greene; purchased from the author in 1989

Literature

see Wobbe A52 and A56

Catalogue Note

GRAHAM GREENE'S OWN COPY OF HIS COLLECTED WORKS. His inscription on the endpaper of the volume of Collected Stories notes three stories as "possible additions": 'The Lieutenant Died Last', 'The News in English' and 'The Moment of Truth'.

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