A very collectible copy of Du Maurier's most famous novel
Du Maurier, Daphne ~ Rebecca : With A Photo Of The The Author And A Postcard Both Signed By The Author
Gollancz, London : 1938
The First UK printing published by Gollancz, London in 1938. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light pushing at the spine ends. Light toning and spotting to the text-block with some of the spotting encroaching onto the page edges in a few places. Some spotting and light toning to the end-papers and prelims. A neat previous owner's penned name to the front blank end-paper. The binding remains tight. The fragile WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Some edge wear with loss at the spine ends and corners. Some nicks and light creasing to the edges. A professional Japanese tissue repair to the verso of a closed tear to the lower front spine fold but no restoration. Light toning to the spine, folds and flap edges. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. There is also a loosely laid in 13 x 9 cm colour photograph of Daphne Du maurier with her two dogs. This photo has been signed : 'Best wishes from Daphne Du Maurier’. Additionally there is a loosely laid in blank white postcard measuring 14cm x 9cm which the author has inscribed : ' With best wishes, yours sincerely, Daphne Du Maurier, January 1978'. A Haycraft-Queen listed title and Du Maurier's most famous novel which was very successfully adapted for film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940, winning him the ‘Best Picture’ award at the 13th Academy Awards. A new film adaptation is to be released on Netflix later this year. Increasingly scarce.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good++