PORTRAIT OF JENNIE. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-212 [213: blank] [214: "a note on the type] [215-216: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, running Borzoi stamped in black on rear panel, top edge stained black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. "An excellent tragic romance, beautifully written and unashamedly heartrending." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-265. Poignant and thought-provoking, in many ways Nathan's finest work." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1222. "... a beautiful and affectively powerful story." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1276-79. Basis for the 1948 film directed by William Dieterle and starring Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 5-227. Front endpaper a bit tanned from something once laid in that is no longer present, else a fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket priced $2.00 on the front flap with light wear at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, a tiny abrasion at the bottom edge of the front panel, and dark pink lettering on spine panel faded to a lighter pink. An attractive copy of this classic. (#158751).
First edition so stated on copyright page.