Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1950
Third edition. Inscribed, “For Ragnar & Greta Svanström with love, Graham Greene.” Greene’s report on the persecution of catholic priests under president Calles. The time in Mexico inspired him to write ‘The Power and the Glory’. In a new “Note to Third Edition” Greene comments “Eleven years have passed since this book was written, and it may seem now that the author dwells too much on a religious situation liable to change at the expense of more permanent sides of Mexican life. My excuse must be that I was commissioned to write a book on the religious situation, not on folk lore or architecture or the paintings of Rivera. Those interested may find on page 129 and the succeeding pages the source of my story “The Power and the Glory.”
8vo., original cloth with gilt title on spine, red top edge. Map endpapers. Illustrated with black & white photographs. A near fine copy in dust wrapper. Wrapper sunned on spine as usual with a few nicks.