DIE HERRIN DER WELT. EIN ABENTEUER-ROMAN. Berlin: Dr. Eysler & Co. G.m.b.H., 1919. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-307 [308], original decorated cream boards printed in pink, gray and black, top edge stained gray, gray endpapers. First edition. This lost race adventure novel is the source for "Mistress of the World," an eight-part 1919 silent film directed by Joe May, considered to be the first major epic film produced in Germany. Lexikon 2, pp. 100-1. Bloch (2002) 972. Brandt, Der deutsche Zukunftsroman 1918-1948, p. 357. Nagl, p. 255. Slight spine lean, several stains to front and spine panels, short splits in lower outer hinges, pulpy text paper tanned but supple, a very good copy of a fragile postwar book made with cheap materials. KVK reports 5 copies of this edition. (#148110).

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"1. bis 10. Tausend" on title page.