Various [Majority Institute, WV]: np, [ca. 1960-1980]. First Edition. 1.5 linear feet approx. in total of various printed and holograph materials, largely organized into a series of some 20+ thick file folders. A folder-level inventory is available on request. Conditions vary, but generally very good. Very good. Item #14620
Wobbe's bibliography of Graham Greene (Garland, 1978) remains the standard on the famed and prolific British author. Offered here are Wobbe's working research files and production materials utilized in the publishing of the bibliography. Highlights include: over fifty original photographs (title pages, dust jackets, a complete photo reproduction of Greene's BABBLING APRIL, etc.) considered or included in the finished bibliography (including 22 original photos utilized in the layout itself - with notations and other printer's annotations); a unique 10-volume typed, bound, and slip-cased collection of Greene's complete early contributions to THE SPECTATOR -— all transcribed in full by Wobbe — used in the production of his article “Graham Greene's Literary and Theater Reviews and Articles in THE SPECTATOR, 1932-1941” (Bulletin of Bibliography & Magazine Notes, Jan. - March, 1977); an extensive collection of clippings, photo-mechanical reproductions, and (often) Wobbe's own meticulously typed and holograph transcriptions (many with Wobbe's additional notes) of Greene appearances, including many that remain difficult to access to this day; correspondence with scholars, collectors, auction houses, and dealers who provided corrections and other information for the bibliography; Wobbe's holographic and typed bibliographic lists, notes, etc. on and about Greene; as well as various drafts for portions of the bibliography itself. In short, a vivid working portrait of a diligent bibliographer compiling a still-important bibliography on a major 20th century writer.