New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1928
Edition: Early printing (A-C)
Seller ID: 25447
(no dust jacket) [reading copy ONLY; both hinges fully broken, with the covers just hanging on by the webbing only, and the first few pages threatening to pull loose as well; the text block itself is unmarked and reasonably clean, so the book might be a candidate for rebinding]. Classic tale of lost travelers in a storm who find refuge in an isolated house populated by sinister eccentrics, given continued currency due to having been endlessly parodied and riffed on in all media. It was also, of course, the basis for one of the oddest movies of its day (1932), directed by James Whale at his mo... View More...
[solid copy, but with some staining/spotting to top of text block, lighter spotting/foxing on fore-edge and bottom edge; jacket just lightly worn, with a handful of tiny insect-nibbles at top and bottom edges of both flaps]. The very scarce first American edition (albeit printed in England, per the copyright page) of two of Priestley's best-known plays, and in the case of "An Inspector Calls" certainly his most enduring. Adapted as a feature film in 1954, it's also been presented in numerous television and radio versions; out of critical fashion for many years since its debut in 1945 ... View More...