Heinemann, London., 1932. First edition. Octavo. A 307-page novel, the author's fourth. First issue with the name Q.C. Savory on pages 77, 78 and 82. J.B. Priestley, also a Heinemann author, having been sent the book to review and recognising the figure of Savory as a parody of himself threatened legal proceedings. The publishers immediately recalled all copies and changed the name to Quin Savory. The references to Dickens in these sections were also changed, either to Chaucer or to Shakespeare. Only very few copies of this first issue survive.A few small spots to bottom edge. Very good indeed in good, rubbed and torn dustwrapper defective at the top of the spine.
London: Heinemann,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the Youngman Carter dust jacket. Excellent copy in a very good dust jacket with minor wear and chips to the spine affecting the title. First edition, first impression. With the corrected text as usual.
William Heinemann, Ltd, London, 1932
First edition, uncorrected proof copy, first state of the text.
Octavo. Original red wrappers, printed in black. Housed in a quarter green morocco solander box.
Wrappers a little marked and scuffed but actually a more than decent copy of a vulnerable production. The uncorrected proof copy of Greene's fourth novel is textually one of the more important of the early works. As with almost all proofs of that vintage, which were produced in very small numbers and rarely intended for public circulation, examples of Greene's publication are rare.
London: William Heinemann. 1932. First edition. First edition. [the corrected state of text, as published]. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean, square and tight. The contents are without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps, the text block with very light spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the original and correct first issue dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and creased to the extremities with several nicks, two small chips and tiny closed tears secured to the underside with tissue paper. Not price-clipped (7/6net to the front flap). A beautifully clean and bright example of the author's fourth novel. [Wobbe A5a.] Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.
Heinemann, 1932 First edition (but second issue with text corrected to accomodate V. S. Prichett, as in almost all copies). London, Heinemann, 1932. First Published 1932 stated on copyright page. Original price of 7/6 still on front flap of dust jacket. Very good in a very good dust jacket with a few minor chips but with colorful illustration on front panel vibrant and complete. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.
London:: William Heinemann Ltd.. (1932).. First edition. Second issue (as usually seen--there are only a few known copies of the first issue) with "Quin Savory" versus "Q. C. Savory." The change in character name was made at the insistence of J. B. Priestley. According to David Marsh (The Guardian, Oct. 19, 2010), "Foolishly, the novelist and playwright JB Priestley sued Greene for defamation, believing this vain, pompous writer was based on himself--and rather proving the point by doing so." Re-titled ORIENT EXPRESS in the U.S. and made into numerous films including "Murder on the Orient Express" in 1974 with Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gelgud, et al. Black cloth boards with gilt stamped spine featuring a mosque design. STAMBOUL TRAIN was The Book Society choice for December of 1932. This copy with Book Society bookplate bearing ownership signature "Mrs. G. J. Winterhalder Dec. '32." Scattered foxing to fore edges, otherwise near fine in very good or better dust jacket with old tape repair on verso (not visible from front), spine a little darkened, spine ends and corners nicked and rubbed and with a few light creases. Scarce in the dust jacket. .
London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1932. 307 pp. Original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In original pictorial dust wrapper. Dw slightly chipped at spine ends & extremities, but now protected in a clear plastic sleeve. Minor marks to cloth. Early ink name to front pastedown dated 'Dec. 1932.' Internally very clean. Corrected text as usual. First edition of the author's fourth novel. VG/VG . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1932. 8vo..
London: Heinemann, 1932. First edition, Second Issue. 307pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. Some light foxing, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, Second Issue. 307pp. 1 vols. 8vo. One of Greene's best, published in America as "Orient Express"-- not to be confused with Agatha Christie's train.
William Heinemann, London 1932. 1st ed., first printing, second state, with the changes necessitated by J.B. Priestley's threat of a libel action. A clean unmarked copy in the publisher's black cloth, lettered gilt on the spine, now with just a hint of wear to the corners and slight puckering to the spine extremities. Wobbe A5a
London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1932. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. 4p.l.,307pp. 12 mo in original black cloth. Boards are lightly rubbed. Gilt lettering on spine with bumping to the ends of the spine and corners. Publishers Icon blindstamped on back cover. Some scattered foxing within text block (several pages have some darkening near the spine). A very nice copy. very good One of Greene's early works that was made into the film 'The Orient Express.'. 1932
London: William Heinemann, 1932 Greene, Graham. STAMBOUL TRAIN. London: William Heinemann, 1932. Unfaded gilt lettered black cloth over boards. Crown 8vo., 307pp. First Edition - Second issue with the correction to Quin Savory from Q. C. Savory. A near fine example, two faint tape shadows on each endpaper. A nice copy lacking the dustwrapper. Wobbe A5a.. 1st Edition.
William Heinemann Ltd., 1932.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 307. Recently bound in half calf over navy cloth boards, without design or title on front or back cover, title and author's name in direct gold lettering to spine. Light brown stains on several pages. Text block very slightly spotted externally, pages bright. A volume in excellent condition from celebrated English author, playwright and journalist, Graham Greene. Greene is one of the most extensively read British authors of the 20th century, and Stamboul Train is a particularly captivating spy thriller set aboard the splendid Orient Express, as it travels through Europe from Ostend to Constantinople. Neatly presented. Greene's classic early 'entertainment' novel, a spy thriller which unfolds aboard an Orient Express train as it crosses Europe from Ostend to Constantinople. Weaving a web of subterfuge, murder and politics along the way, it focuses upon the disturbing relationship between Myatt the pragmatic Jew, and chorus girl Coral Musker. Basis for the 1934 movie starring Norman Foster.
London: William Heinemann. 1932.. First edition, corrected state as usual. Octavo, pp. 307. Half bound in recent green calf over green cloth boards, original publisher's cloth spine and rear cover affixed to rear endpapers. Some spotting to prelims; overall a near-fine copy. Greene's classic early 'entertainment' novel, a spy thriller which unfolds aboard an Orient Express train as it crosses Europe from Ostend to Constantinople. Weaving a web of subterfuge, murder and politics along the way, it focuses upon the disturbing relationship between Myatt the pragmatic Jew, and chorus girl Coral Musker. Basis for the 1934 movie starring Norman Foster.
London: William Heinemann. 1932. First edition. First edition. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, no dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the boards clean and fresh and the gilt title entirely unworn. The contents are complete and without inscriptions or stamps, the text block edges are a little spotted. An excellent copy. The corrected issue, as usual, with Q. C. Savory changed to Quin Savory on page 78. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.
London: William Heinemann, 1932. Second Issue as denoted by 'Quin Savory' on p.78. Cocked, lightly rubbed with small tear to rear hinge, front gutter cracked, ex libris plate to ffep, pp clean and tidy.. First Edition. Cloth. Good Minus/No Jacket. 12mo.
London: Heinemann. This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in Publisher's black cloth with gilt title to spine,no Dust-Jacket.There is one small stain mark to the top edge of the front cover.This copy has NO previous names or inscriptions present.This is the 2nd Issue of the First Edition with ''Quin Savory'' on page 78 and in other places within the book.This copy has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and there is no leaning to spine.Contents of the book remain clean internally with some age toning to the page edges.Uncommon title 8vo 307pp First Edition 2nd State . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1932.