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It's A Battlefield - in the first issue dust wrapper by  Graham Greene - First Edition - 1934 - from John Atkinson Books (SKU: 9462)

It's A Battlefield - in the first issue dust wrapper

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It's A Battlefield - in the first issue dust wrapper

by Greene, Graham

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Heinemann, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1934. A very good+ book with some light foxing to the the prelims with some also to the latter pages. Bound in the original black cloth with the publisher's device blind-stamped to the lower board. Edges are a little toned with a few spots to the fore-edge. In a good unclipped wrapper showing the correct price of 7'6 to the front flap (later issues had 3'6). Designed by Youngman Carter, the dust wrapper depicts a map of London. Some internal professional reinforcement to the hinges. Some light loss to the spine tips and corners. Some light creasing. The first issue dust wrapper, distinguished by the higher price of 7'6 (reduced to 3'6 subsequently) is most uncommon indeed.


Graham Greene (1904-1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. His many books include The Third Man , The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt . He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.


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It's A Battlefield - in the first issue dust wrapper
Greene, Graham
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First Edition
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
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