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Greene, A Burnt-Out Case, 1961, inscribed

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

From the Library of Christian Heuer

Greene, A Burnt-Out Case, 1961, inscribed

Greene, A Burnt-Out Case, 1961, inscribed

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

1,750

GBP

From the Library of Christian Heuer


GREENE, GRAHAM

A Burnt-Out Case. Heinemann, 1961


8vo, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED ("For Anthony Hobson | from Graham Greene.") on title-page, half-title, original black cloth lettered in silver on spine, DUST-JACKET, dust-jacket very lightly bumped


A fine copy in a near fine dust-jacket.


First published in Swedish the preceding year, Greene's novel set in a leper's colony in remote Africa is "a fascinating study of the relationship of suffering, especially freely accepted suffering -- to wholeness" (review in The New York Times, February 1961).

Anthony Hobson, auctioneer and book collector, was a director at Sotheby’s. He was an obsessive collector of twentieth century fiction and fostered a friendship with Greene. Hobson successfully organised the sale of the author's manuscripts at Sotheby’s in 1964.



LITERATURE:

Wobbe A41a



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