London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Second Impression, published three months after the first. Tall 8vo: 191,pp. Publisher's beige cloth, spine lettered in brown, top edge stained vermillion, patterned dust jacket priced 12/6. Near Fine (foxed edges but binding square and tight); Near Fine jacket (lightening to spine, spotted back panel). Miller 28a. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #BB0257
Includes essays on Henry James, the young Dickens, Beatrix Potter, and "The Revolver in the Corner Cupboard," Greene's chilling account of his teenage fascination with Russian roulette. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.