Metropolis, Thea von Harbou
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. Front hinge lightly cracked but binding sturdy, some sunning to boards, general shelfwear and rubbing present. Internally clean and complete.