THE MANXMAN. British International Film Edition.
Price: $250.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: The Reader's Library Publishing Company Ltd.
Date Published: No Date .
Edition: Photoplay Edition.
Condition: Near Fine in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 309481
First Edition of the British Photoplay Edition, with stills from the 1929 Silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by British International Films. Octavo, original burgundy cloth titled and decorated in gilt on spine and front panel. 378 pp +  pp ads at rear.  pp of black & white still inserted within the text, not included in the pagination. Issued as Reader's Library Book No. 265. A remarkably nice copy, nearly fine, the paper off-white and creamy, no cracking to the hinges, no ink names or bookplates, the fragile cloth lightly shelf-worn along the lower edge but otherwise virtually fine, in the original wrap-around colour pictorial dust which shows a few very tiny chps and very faint fading to the spine panel.
¶ Originally published in 1894. A highly popular novel of its period, it was set in the Isle of Man and concerned a romantic triangle. This is the movie-tie-in edition for the1929 British silent drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson and Malcolm Keen. 'The Manxman' was the last silent film Hitchcock directed before he made the transition to sound film with his next film 'Blackmail'.