New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First American Edition. One of Greene's early "entertainments," basis for Herman Shumlin's 1945 film noir starring Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, and Peter Lorre. Rare in this format. Wobbe A15.b; Hubin, p.175; The Dark Page, Vol.1, pp.120-121. Item #2575
Quarto (30.25cm); publisher's tape-bound galley sheets (rectos, 8" x 12"); front wrapper bears printed synopsis and publisher's typed in-house label applied to front wrapper; rear cover composed of unprinted brown chipboard; pp. Some external wear, front wrapper with some small nicks and tears to edges, tender along left edge, with some toning and dust-soil to labels; some stress creasing to rear cover, with shallow losses to left corners on same, a few pages dog-eared, else clean throughout; Very Good and sound.