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Stamboul Train

By Greene, Graham




Stamboul Train (1932) is a novel by author Graham Greene. A thriller set on an Orient Express train, it was renamed Orient Express when it was published in the United States.


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Stamboul Train.

GREENE, Graham.

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.

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$9,158.40

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Stamboul Train.

GREENE, Graham.

London: William Heinemann, Ltd.,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box. Contents occasionally marked, fore edges buffed, spine rolled and slightly faded. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first issue. The character of a rather pompous and self regarding author appears in the central portion of this novel. He is named on pages 77, 78, 82, 98, and 131 as one "Q. C. Savory". J. B. Priestley who had read a review copy became convinced that Savory was based none too flatteringly upon him. Priestley threatened a libel suit and worse still threatened to leave Heinemann for whom he was one of their big names. Charles Evans called Greene and as he recalls in A Sort of Life, "made it clear to me that if Heinemann were going to lose an author, they would much prefer to lose me." So changes were made and two sections were reprinted. The original sheets were as yet unbound and so no pages needed cancelling. Very few copies of the uncorrected text were ever circulated and fewer still survive today. We know of a small handful of examples.

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$8,140.80

Stamboul Train.

GREENE, Graham.

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.

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$6,105.60

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Stamboul Train

GREENE, Graham

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. [126]

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$5,088.00

Stamboul Train

GREENE, GRAHAM

London: Wm. Heinemann, 1932. First Edition; second issue (the first issue, suppressed and recalled due to the threat of libel action, survives in only a small number of copies: we have had just two). Owner’s inscription on the front paste-down; nearly fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a minor crease in the center of the spine.

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$5,000.00

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STAMBOUL TRAIN

Greene, Graham:

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.

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$4,409.60

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Stamboul Train

Graham Greene

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.

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$4,000.00

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STAMBOUL TRAIN.

Greene, Graham.

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. .

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$3,500.00

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Stamboul Train

Greene, Graham

Chivers Audio Books. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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$362.44

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Stamboul Train

graham Greene

Heinemann and The Bodley Head, 1974-01-01. The Collected EDition. Hardcover. Good.

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$347.06

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Stamboul Train

Greene, Graham

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.

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$300.00

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Stamboul Train

Greene, Graham

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

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$285.00

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STAMBOUL TRAIN.

Greene, Graham.

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.

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$275.00

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Stamboul Train

Greene, Graham

Maybe ex-library with stamps, 1 volume, please be aware of language, air mail shipment from Germany within 2-6 weeks

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$264.98

Stamboul Train

GREENE, GRAHAM

London: Heinemann, 1932. First Edition of the Regular Issued State. Bookplate. Fine bright copy with the gilt-stamping still gleaming in a facsimile dust jacket.

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$250.00

Stamboul Train. [Together with] A Gun for Sale; The Confidential Agent; The Ministry of Fear; The Third Man [and] Our Man in Havana

GREENE, Graham:

London, Folio Society, 1996 [first thus]. Octavo; six volumes; colour decorated cloth; a fine set in the fine decorated cloth-covered slipcase. Title of the box set is The Complete Entertainments.

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$233.19

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Stamboul Train [Orient Express].

GREENE, Graham (1904 - 1991).

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.

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$237.44

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Stamboul Train [Orient Express].

GREENE, Graham (1904-1991).

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.

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$237.44

Stamboul Train.

GREENE, Graham.

Heinemann, London., 1932. First edition, second issue with Quin Savory rather than Q.C. Savory on p.78 Only very few copies of the first issue are known to exist. Octavo. A 307-page novel, the author's fourth.Bookplate on front pastedown. Spine a little creased. Lower corners bruised. Very good. No dustwrapper.

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$237.44

Stamboul Train

Graham Greene

Heiinemann, 1932. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine Copy First Edition Without Jacket.

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$195.00