London, South Kensington
28 May 1999
GREENE, Graham. Babbling April, Oxford: Basil Blackwood, 1925. 8 (a few very light spot marks), original grey paper boards lettered in blue on upper cover and spine (spine browned, a few small stains to upper cover). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, 'To Helen Laws, from Graham Greene, Feb. '26.'
Graham Greene's first published book. Wobbe states: 'A printing of 500 copies was planned but ... only 300 or so were ever issued ... Neither the book nor any of the poems have been reprinted.'
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