11 October 2002
BURGESS, Anthony. Time for a Tiger. London: William Heinemann, 1956.
8o. Original blue boards; pictorial dust jacket (minor chipping to ends of spine panel and corners). Provenance: GRAHAM GREENE (1904-1991), writer (presentation inscription).
FIRST EDITION, of the author's first book AN IMPORTANT LITERARY ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY BURGESS TO GRAHAM GREENE on the front free endpaper: "To Graham Greene from Anthony Burgess Sept., 1957."
It is fitting that Burgess presented a copy of his first published novel to Greene, after having contracted with Heinemann to publish the book. He claimed in his autobiography, "at that time I greatly admired the novels of Graham Greene, and Heinemann was Greene's publisher" (p.365).
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