Graham Greene – Our Man In Havana – First Edition 1958

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Graham Greene – Our Man In Havana – First Edition 1958

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First edition, first printing. Published by Heinemann in London, 1958. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper, designed by Donald Green, has some slight separation at the corners and handling marks to the rear panel. There is one small closed tear to the top of the spine, measuring approximately 1.5cm in length. It has not been price clipped and shows the original 15s net price. The boards are free from notable chips and marks. Inside is a Seafarers’ Education Service label, which casts the price of this item. This aside, it is free from previous owner’s ink and holds a fine internal clarity. The text blocks are so slightly foxed but overall bright. Overall, this is a near fine copy of a fine title.
Set in Cuba. Greene uses the novel to mock intelligence services, especially the British MI6, and their willingness to believe reports from their local informants. The book predates the Cuban Missile Crisis, but certain aspects of the plot, notably the role of missile installations, appear to anticipate the events of 1962.


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First edition, first printing. Published by Heinemann in London, 1958. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper, designed by Donald Green, has some slight separation at the corners and handling marks to the rear panel. There is one small closed tear to the top of the spine, measuring approximately 1.5cm in length. It has not been price clipped and shows the original 15s net price. The boards are free from notable chips and marks. Inside is a Seafarers’ Education Service label, which casts the price of this item. This aside, it is free from previous owner’s ink and holds a fine internal clarity. The text blocks are so slightly foxed but overall bright. Overall, this is a near fine copy of a fine title.
Set in Cuba. Greene uses the novel to mock intelligence services, especially the British MI6, and their willingness to believe reports from their local informants. The book predates the Cuban Missile Crisis, but certain aspects of the plot, notably the role of missile installations, appear to anticipate the events of 1962.