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    A Nice Copy with an Inscribed Adhesive Label

    Curt Siodmak. Donovan's Brain. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First edition, adhesive label with nice signed inscription by Siodmak to science fiction collector Gerry de la Ree affixed to front free endpaper. Octavo. [x], 234, [235: blank], [236: colophon], [237-238: blank] pages. Publisher's decorated light brown cloth, spine lettered and stamped in blue, front board stamped in blue, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed, in original dust jacket. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light shelf wear at spine ends and corner tips and some age-darkening, mostly internal but with light show through on spine panel and upper extremities of flaps. This book is very uncommon in nice condition.

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    This novel was first serialized in Black Mask magazine, September -- November 1942. It has been adapted for film several times. First filmed as "The Lady and the Monster" from Republic Pictures (1944) directed by George Sherman from a screenplay by Dane Lussier and Frederick Kohner with a cast featuring Vera Hruba Ralston, Richard Arlen, Erich von Stoheim and others. The second and best known adaptation was filmed as "Donovan's Brain" released by United Artists (1953) directed by Felix Feist from a screenplay by Felix Feist and Hugh Brooke with a cast featuring Lew Ayres, Nancy Davis, Steve Brodie and others. Filmed again in 1962 as a German/English production it was released in the U.S. in 1964 as "The Brain," directed by Freddie Francis. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-351. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-179. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 579-82. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 180. Reginald 13243.



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