THE GIRL IN THE MOON ... Translated by Baroness von Hutten. London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd., n.d. . Small octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-250 [251-253: ads] [254-256: blank] [note: first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], four inserted plates with eight film stills, original decorated brown boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition in English. Novelization of Fritz Lang's Fritz Lang's "Die Frau im Mond" (a.k.a. "By Rocket to the Moon;" "The Girl in the Moon;" "The Woman in the Moon"). illustrated with eight stills from the 1929 Gaumont-Ufa film. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-112; 2-123; and (1995) 2-132. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 59. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 104. Bleiler (1978), p. 93. Reginald 14732. See Bloch (2002) 1371. Text paper tanned, 30 mm horizontal closed tear at fore-edge of first inserted plate, a nearly fine copy in very good four-color wraparound dust jacket with chipping at spine ends, wear at corner tips, two short closed tears, one at the top edge of the front panel, the other at the bottom edge of the front panel, closed tears at top and bottom edges of front flap fold, 30 mm at top and 15 mm at bottom. A pretty nice copy. An uncommon Readers Library title, far more difficult to find than METROPOLIS. (#162986).
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