A Burnt-Out Case – Uncorrected Proof - Graham Greene 1961 - Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto - First Edition The advanced ‘Uncorrected Proof’ of Greene’s novel set in the Belgian Congo. These may have been sent out to reviewers, this copy with ‘January 16’ written on the front panel, which was the release date of the book.

Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by disease and amputation. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. However, in the heat of the tropics, no relationship with a married woman, will ever be taken as innocent...
  This is the first edition published in English, it was was only preceded by the Swedish language edition of 1960.

Octavo (book size 19.6x12.8cm), pp. [8] 256. Publisher’s light blue-grey paper wrappers, lettered in black to spine and front panel.
  Condition: Near fine, toning to spine and panel edges, a little spotting to first and last few pages.   Ref: 110039   Price: HK$ 2,000