THE UNHOLY THREE. New York: A. L. Burt Company Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-282 [283-288: ads], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black. Photoplay edition. First printing of the photoplay edition with four stills from the 1930 Metro-Goldwyn Mayer film "The Unholy Three," directed by Jack Conway, starring Lon Chaney, which was based on this macabre mystery novel about three criminous circus misfits, also known as "The Terrible Three" and THE THREE FREAKS. This was Chaney's last film and only talking picture, a remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film in which Chaney also starred. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-166. Bleiler (1948), p. 236. Hubin (1994), p. 686. A fine copy in very good dust jacket (with photograph of Chaney and costars on front panel) with wear and several short tears and nicks at edges and some mild dust soiling, mostly to rear panel. The delicate orange lettering on the spine panel is not faded. (#131364).
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