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    Daphne du Maurier. Rebecca. London: Victor Gollancz, 1938. First edition. Signed by the author to the title page. Octavo. 446 pages. Publisher's black cloth, upper board and spine stamped in gilt; original illustrated dust jacket with original Book Society bellyband. Corners just bumped, rubbed. Ivory colored endpapers; foxed, "Blairhame" green morocco book label of noted collector, Mrs. J. Insley Blair, to the front pastedown, unobtrusive penciled bookseller notations to front and rear endpapers, bookseller's ticket to the rear pastedown. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges trimmed; minor foxing chiefly to edges, text block edges toned. Dust jacket with 8/6 price on spine; minor edgewear, spine lightly sunned, belly band with closed tear across spine panel and with minor losses. Housed in black cloth chemise and black cloth slipcase, tawny leather spine label stamped in gilt, somewhat worn and rubbed. Very good book with very good or better dust jacket.

    A beautiful first edition of this haunting tale, signed by the author, and winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1938. The book served as the source material for a number of adaptations to film, television, radio, theatre, opera, and similar works, but perhaps is best remembered for the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock classic, his first American film project. The film starred Laurence Olivier as the mysterious Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the second Mrs. de Winter and released to major critical and commercial success. The film garnered an incredible eleven Academy Award nominations, of which it won Best Picture (the only Hitchcock film to do so) and Best Cinematography. The film was selected in 2018 for preservation by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

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