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GREENE, GRAHAM. The Third Man and the Fallen Idol. 8vo, publisher's black cloth, spine titles silver; dust jacket, mild rubbing to folds, trivial wear to spine panel tips and fold corners; contents clean. London: Heinemann, (1950)
first edition, presentation copy, inscribed to anthony hobson. "For Anthony Hobson, from Graham Greene." Hobson was a distinguished bibliophile who began a correspondence with Greene in about 1962 with the completion of Greene and Glover's collection of Victorian detective fiction, and in 1964 Hobson, as directory of Sotheby's, organized the sale of Greene's manuscripts. Superb copy of a difficult title to find inscribed. Wobbe A23a.