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GREENE, Graham.

Carving a Statue

A Play.

Stock Code
104861
London, The Bodley Head, 1964
£1,500

With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title page, 'For Ragnar & Greta with love from Graham'. The recipeitns were Greene's Swedish publisher and his wife, close friends of the author.
Ragnar Svanström (1904-1988), Swedish historian and literary director, was the long-time contact of Greene at Norstedts Publishing House in Stockholm. He edited the 'Introduction to Three Novels', published by Norstedts in 1962. The friendship that developed between Greene and Svanström, and his wife Greta spanned many decades. Their correspondence is kept at the Royal Library in Stockholm.

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Description

First edition, first impression. 8vo; Inscribed by Greene on the half title page. Publisher's green cloth, titels to spine gilt, orange endpapers, orange topstain. With the pictorial dust jacket. A superb copy in the nicked dust jacket with a trace of fading to the spine panel.

Bibliography

Miller 46.

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