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Photoplay Collection.

London, New York, etc: Readers Library, Grosset & Dunlap, and others, c.1910-50 Stock Code: 120921
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An excellent photoplay collection from the early decades of cinema, with the scarce and sensational illustrated dust jackets. 64 volumes are from the Readers Library series, published in London, 38 are from New York's Grosset & Dunlap (these notably illustrated with photographic film stills), and the remainder are from various other publishers. The collection includes a first printing, first state, copy (in second issue jacket) of the first English edition of Thea von Harbou's Metropolis, published by the Readers Library in 1927 as a tie-in to the groundbreaking film by her husband Fritz Lang.

Readers Library:

Harrison Ainsworth - Old Saint Pauls

E. Fletcher Allen - After Midnight

Lucien Allina - Liberty!

Eustace Hale Ball - The Gaucho

Arnold Bennet - "Picadilly" (lacks jacket)

Brighouse - Hindle Walks

Thomas Burke - Twinkletoes

Mrs Craik - John Halifax, Gentleman

Ridgwell Cullum - The Wolf Pack

Hubert Dail - Singing Fool

A. Conan Doyle - Tragedy of the Korosko (The Fires of Fate)

Alexandre Dumas - Chicot the Jester

George Eliot - The Mill on the Floss

H.L. Gates - The Red Dancer of Moscow

MacBurney Gates - Aloma of the South Seas

John Golden - 7th Heaven

Leon Groc - The House of Death

H. Rider Haggard - Cleopatra

Thea von Harbou - Metropolis

L. Allen Harker - Marigold

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter

Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

W. W. Jacobs - The Skipper's Wooing

W. W. Jacobs - Light Freights

James P. Judge - Square Crooks

Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat (x 2)

Jack London - Burning Daylight

Jack London - The Sea Wolf

Belloc Lowndes - The House of Peril

Henry Macmahon - The Ten Commandments

J MacPherson & H MacMahon - The King of Kings

W. Somerset Maugham - Sadie Thompson

Adolphe Menjou - A Gentleman of Paris

Prosper Merimee - Carmen

W. Meyer-Forster - The Student Prince

Allie Lowe Miles - The Crowd

A.L. Muir & Harry Wall - Havoc

Kathleen Norris - My Best Girl

Eugene O'Neill - Anna Christie

Eden Phillpotts - Widecombe Fair

Elizabeth Pickett - Redskin

Channing Pollock - The Enemy

Hayter Preston & Henry Savage - Faust

Hayter Preston & Henry Savage - The Sea Beast

Hayter Preston & Henry Savage - The Flood

Charles Reade - Peg Woffington

Palle Rozenkrantz - The Golden Clown

Inez Sabastien - Don Juan

Rafael Sabatini - The Reaping

Henry Savage - Prince of Adventurers

John Monk Saunders - The Dawn Patrol

Robert W. Service - The Trial of '98

Capt Frank Shaw - Captain Lash

Henryk Sienkiewick - Quo Vadis

Andrew Soutar - The Phantom in the House

Norman Springer - The Blood Ship

Arthur Stringer & Russell Holman - Manhandled

Frank Vosper - Murder on the Second Floor (lacks jacket)

Jules Verne - 20000 Leagues Under The Sea

Lew Wallace - Ben-Hur x 2

A.M.R. Wright - Sons of the Sea

Grosset & Dunlap:

Lewis Allen Browne - The House of Rothschild

Hall Caine - The Christian

Homer Croy - West of the Water Tower

James Oliver Curwood - The Golden Snare (x 2)

James Oliver Curwood - The Flaming Forest

Alexandre Dumas - Camille

Winifred van Duzer - Our Dancing Daughters

MacBurney Gates - Aloma of the South Seas

Katharine Fullerton Gerould - A Romance of the Rio Grande

George Gibbs - The Great Deception (x 2)

Frances Nimmo Greene - The Devil to Pay

Sarah P. McLean Greene - Cape Cod Folks

Paul Gulick - Strings of Steel

Bret Harte - Salomy Jane's Kiss

George C. Hazelton - Mistress Nell

William Johnston - When a Feller Needs a Friend

Basil King - Let Not Man Put Asunder

Jack London - The Sea-Wolf

Cyril McNeile - Bull-Dog Drummond

Anne Nichols - Abie's Irish Rose

Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall - Passage to Marseille ("Men Without Country")

Roy Norton - The Plunderer

Ouida - A Dog of Flanders

Gilbert Parker - The Right of Way

Hubert Parson - The Dancers

E. J. Rath - The Nervous Wreck

Mary Roberts Rinehart - I Take This Woman

Rafael Sabatini - Bardleys the Magnificent

Andrew Soutar - Almost Married

Robert Louis Stevenson - The Ebb-Tide

Grace Zaring Stone - The Bitter Tea of General Yen

Jan Struther - Mrs Miniver

Leo Tolstoy - Resurrection

D.E.N. Westcott - David Harum

Thornton Wilder - The Bridge of San Luis Rey

I.A.R. Wylie - Keeper of the Flame

A. L. Burt:

Charleson Gray - The Vagabond Lover

E. M. Hull - The Desert Healer

E. M. Hull - The Shadow of the East

Louise Jordan Miln - Mr Wu

Triangle Books:

William Lindsay Gresham - Nightmare Alley (no jacket as issued)

W. Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge

The Archer Press Corporation:

J. W. McConaughy - Madame X

The Leisure Library:

H. de Vere Stacpoole - The Beach of Dreams

Literary Press:

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

E. P. Dutton:

Charles G. Norris - Brass

Doubleday, Page & Company:

Roy Mason - Judgment of the Storm

United Book Guild:

Henry James - "The Heiress" Washington Square

Harcourt, Brace and Company:

Jessamyn West - The Friendly Persuasion


Elinor Glyn - Three Weeks

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116 works, octavos. Original cloth, all but three volumes with the illustrated dust jackets.


Photographic plates with film stills in many works.


Generally very good condition.


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