First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in the photo-illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good nicked and rubbed dustwrapper which has several small chips to the spine tips and panel edges with a closed tear and associated creasing to the read panel (with single tape repair to the underside). Not price-clipped (6s net to the front flap).
Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page "For W. William / From Graham Greene [underlined]". The first appearance in print of Greene's novelization of his screenplay The Third Man, the basis for the multi-award winning 1949 film noir starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten. Presentation copies of the first edition are scarce.
Stock code: 17788