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THE NAME OF ACTION by  Graham Greene - First American Edition; First Printing - 1931 - from poor mans books and Biblio.com

THE NAME OF ACTION

by Greene, Graham

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


NY: Doubleday DORAN. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1931. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The Name of Action. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First U. S. Edition. 8vo, black cloth, gilt spine lettering, untrimmed. Covers still very clean, top third of spine slightly sunned, dusting to top edge, text firm and clean, 1933 owner's ink signature at verso of front free endpaper, the scarce original dust wrapper in just good condition, spine lacking top third with remainder heavily sunned and lettering lost, wear and chipping at other edges and panels, several tears, lacking 1 X 1 1/2" segment at top left of rear panel. Greene's second novel, after "The Man Within" (1929) ; both were preceded by a small volume of poems published in 1925. The U. S. Edition of the volume in this lot was only 1000 copies, without any subsequent printings, as initial sales were poor and Greene later decided to dismiss the work as a bad potboiler and refused to permit later editions. Copied from the dj this blurb, " A Brilliant Psychological Melodrama of the Senses by the Young Cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson Who Fulfills in This Book the Promise of That Reamrkable First Novel, the MAN WITHIN" .
  • Bookseller: poor mans books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 21590
  • Title: THE NAME OF ACTION
  • Author: Greene, Graham
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good in Good dust jacket
  • Edition: First American Edition; First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday DORAN
  • Place: NY
  • Date published: 1931
  • Bookseller catalogs: 1st Edition;


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