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GREENE, GRAHAM. The Basement Room. 8vo, publisher's green cloth, spine darkened with gilt lettering dulled, rubbing to bottom extremities; dust jacket, few short closed tears, shallow chipping to spine panel head, front flap corners nicked. London: The Cresset Press, (1935)
first edition, greene's personal file copy, signed and with his annotations throughout. The front pastedown bears Greene's signature in blue ink, and the facing flyleaf has ten lines of his manuscript annotations in pencil (three crossed out by him), further brief annotations follow on pp. 9, 17, 23, 147, 157-159 (the last few but editorial strikes), and the rear flyleaf with titles of five stories "To add" including The End of the Bridge, A Drive in the Country, and Men at Work, accomplished in pencil and ink. Wobbe A10.