180. Greene (Graham) Brighton Rock, first edition, light spotting to endpapers, ink ownership inscription of Sir Cuthbert Quilter to pastedown, original cloth, a little darkened at corners and spine ends, otherwise near-fine, dust-jacket, repairs and restorations to head, foot and joints, creasing to upper panel, lower panel browned, still in effect an excellent copy, preserved in original drop-back box, 8vo, 1938.
'More than ten years had passed since I was received in to the Chuch… I began to examine more closley the effect of faith on action. Catholicism was no longer primarily symbolic… A restlessness set in then which has never quite been allayed… Brighton Rock… is one of the best [books] I ever wrote.' Graham Greene, Ways of Escape.
est. £40000 – £60000
An excellent copy of Greene's most famous work in the very scarce dust-jacket.