London: Heinemann, 1961. [Modern Literature] First English Edition. Novel set in the Belgian Congo. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.256. Publisher's silver-titled black cloth in original pictorial dust-wrapper priced at 16s. Light wear only. A lovely near-fine copy. Greene's previous novel 'Our Man In Havana', had impressed author friend Ian Fleming, who wrote an article about it for the Sunday Times and discussed the film adaptation on BBC radio. The rear of the dust-jacket of Greene's next book, A 'Burnt-Out Case', reprints part of Fleming's favourable book review [Gilbert D12]. Item #57149
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