New York, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1931. [Modern Literature] FIRST US EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.; 312. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine and tiger device in blind to upper. Top edge orange; others untrimmed. Orange endpapers. With a facsimile dust-jacket. Lightly browned and tobacco scented throughout. Upper hinge split. Small bookseller's label to rear flyleaf. Light outer wear. Very good. Greene's second novel, a brilliant psychological melodrama set in a revolutionary Rhineland republic. It was repudiated by the author and never republished. Item #54824
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