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Greene, Graham / Roman Traduit de l'Anglais par Marcelle Sibon
Rocher de Brighton / Brighton Rock (SIGNED)
Pavillons Robert Laffont, Paris, 1947. What may well be the first French edition, originally published in green wraps, has been bound in pretty marbled boards with a quarter-leather spine now showing considerable edge rub, though gilt titles "G. Greene / Rocher de Brighton" remain bright to spine. ORIGINAL GREEN WRAPS BOUND IN, originally priced 390 fr. Title page states "33e edition," which might be more usefully translated "33rd printing." Verso of copyright page states "Il a Ete Tire de Cet Ouvrage Cent exemplaires sur alpha, dont vingt exemplaires hors commerce numerotes de I a XX et quatre-vingts exemplaires numerotes de 21 a 100. / Copyright 1947 by Robert Laffont, Paris. / Tous droits reserves pour tous pays / No. 223 ." And final page of text reads: "Acheve D'Imprimer pour Robert Laffont, editeur a Paris, sur les presses de L'Imprimerie de la Seine a Montreuil-Sous-Bois, le VIII Avril MCMXLVII." To top of the blank between the front wrap and the half-title page the author has signed in blue fountain pen "For Norman Roger Gibault / from Graham Greene." (Yes, Graham Greene's signature looks more like "Eubar Euve," but we have compared to many examples Online and judge this authentic -- please see scan. Pages moderately browned to edges but still flexible & easily read. 365 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Cat's Curiosities [Pahrump, NV, U.S.A.]
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