First printing of Greene's cynical spy novel, the tale of an accidental Secret Service agent in Cuba whose naiveté leads to serious consequences.
Near fine in near-fine jacket.
OUR MAN IN HAVANA
"I don't care a damn about men who are loyal to the people who pay them, to organizations...I don't think even my country means all that much. There are many countries in our blood - aren't there? - but only one person. Would the world be in the mess it is if we were loyal to love and not to countries?"
Called by Greene "a light-hearted comedy" (but perhaps more accurately described as a black comedy), the book retains a heart while poking fun at the incompetence and solemnity of the British Secret Service, in whose service Green had served during World War II.
London: Heinemann, (1958). 7.75'' x 5.25''. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. In original unclipped (15s) pictorial dust jacket designed by Donald Green. , 273,  pages. Light foxing top edge of text block and jacket rear panel, moreso at the rear folds, a small bit of wear to jacket spine ends.
The Fine Print
We work hard to meet our ethical responsibilty to describe our material accurately. All items are guaranteed as described and may be returned for any reason within 30 days. Please notify us before mailing a return.
We guarantee the authenticity of our items. All items are original (meaning not facsimiles or reproductions), first editions (i.e. first printings), unless otherwise noted. TPM is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and upholds their Code of Ethics.
All items subject to prior sale. Domestic orders over $250 and international orders over $500 ship gratis. We use USPS unless otherwise requested. Expedited, overnight, or international shipping, as well as other carriers, may carry additional costs beyond quoted rates. All orders receive tracking information and a direct contact in case of any questions.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, check, money order, and bank wire. We are happy to accomodate institutional buyers' needs. Sales tax will be added to applicable purchases.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. We prioritize our long-term relationships far above any individual purchase, and we want you to love your item as much as we loved cataloguing it.