Metropolis, Thea von Harbou. First edition in English.

Metropolis, Thea von Harbou. First edition in English.
Metropolis, Thea von Harbou. First edition in English.
Metropolis, Thea von Harbou. First edition in English.
Metropolis, Thea von Harbou. First edition in English.
Metropolis, Thea von Harbou. First edition in English.
Metropolis, Thea von Harbou. First edition in English.
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Metropolis, Thea von Harbou

First edition in English


First edition, first issue in English of this important novel in science fiction and film history, supplied with a new facsimile dust jacket in archival mylar. Based on the original screenplay written by Thea von Harbou and her husband Fritz Lang in 1924, this novelization was published before the release of the film version on January 10, 1927. The novel includes certain elements not present in the film, including references to the occult and moral motivations given for certain actions of the main characters.

London: Readers Library, 1927. First issue denoted by no mention of Metropolis in the ads on page 7. Original red-brown decorated boards, front and spine panels stamped in gilt. Binding sturdy, top of spine pulled, rubbing and wear to extremities. Internally clean with no markings, pages tanned, else clean. A nice copy.

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