Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 245

Price Realized: $ 6,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
GREENE, GRAHAM. Babbling April. 8vo, publisher's grey boards stamped in blue, tiny gouge to top edge near spine; dust jacket, spine panel tanned with shallow chips to head and foot, some rubbing to folds, light soiling; offsetting to endpapers. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1925

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first edition of greene's first book, intimate association copy inscribed to his first mistress: "For Dorothy [Glover] / with love & gratitude / for many things, but / especially for Aug-Sept / 1951 / from Graham." A collection of poems published when Greene was 21 and an undergraduate at Oxford. "A printing of 500 copies was planned but [...] only 300 or so were ever issued [...] Neither the book nor any of the poems have been reprinted." Wobbe A1.