11 October 2002
GREENE, Graham. Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party. London: The Bodley Head, 1980.
8o. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine; printed dust jacket. Provenance: Fred Zinnemann (presentation inscription; his signature on half title; blindstamp on front free endpaper).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY GREENE TO FRED ZINNEMANN on the front free endpaper: "For Fred Zinnimann [sic], in memory of a film we never made. From Graham Greene July 2, 1981." The Austrian-born Zinnemann was responsible for several Hollywood masterpieces, including Act of Violence (1949); High Noon (1952), From Here to Eternity (1953); A Hatful of Rain (1957); and The Nun's Story (1958).
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