Lot 63

GREENE, Graham (1904-92).  The Third Man and The Fallen Idol. Two Entertainments … With forewords by the author. London: William Heinemann, 1950. 8vo. Half title (half title browned at edges). Original black cloth, the spine lettered in silver, dust-jacket (some fraying with slight loss to corners and head and foot of backstrip, price-clipped). Provenance: C. M Hirsch, 1950 (signature on front free endpaper); W. S. Matsdorf, Sydney (bookseller’s label on front pastedown). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of the original version of “The Third Man”, as filmed by Carol Reed. The text is taken from Greene’s original manuscript.

Estimate: £300-£500

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