STAMBOUL TRAIN. Graham Greene.


London: William Heinemann Ltd., (1932). First edition. Second issue, as usually seen, with "Quin Savory" vs. "Q. C. Savory"; there are only a few known copies of the first issue. The name change was made at the insistence of J. B. Priestley: "Foolishly, the novelist and playwright JB Priestley sued Greene for defamation, believing this vain, pompous writer was based on himself--and rather proving the point by doing so" (David Marsh, The Guardian, 10/19/10), Re-titled ORIENT EXPRESS in the U.S. Black cloth boards with gilt stamped spine featuring a mosque design. Scattered foxing to fore edges otherwise near fine; in very good or better dust jacket with old tape repair on verso not visible from front, spine a little darkened, spine ends and corners nicked and rubbed, and a few light creases. Scarce in dust jacket.
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