171. Greene (Graham) Babbling April, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Anthony Hobson 'This ghastly memory of the green years' to endpaper, some pp. unopened, original printed boards, slight yellowing to foot of spine, otherwise fine, dust-jacket, spine a little browned, otherwise a near-fine copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, Oxford, 1925.
Anthony Hobson, bibliophile and collector of modern literature, he came to know Greene personally and would purchase books on his behalf.
est. £3000 – £4000
A superb copy of Greene's first book, one of only 300 copies printed.