London, The Studio Limited, (1928).
Small oblong 4to, publisher’s paper boards lettered in greyish blue, white dust jacket printed in black with photographic illustration. (6)pp., 8pp. of preface by early film critic and writer Robert Herring (1903-1975), 32 b/w photographic plates. Complete. First and only edition.
A fascinating little work. “The book, the first of its kind, aims at providing in a series of stills a record of the year’s best films. Striking scenes flash accross the screen for an instant and then remain only as a memory. The illustrations in the following pages, however, provide a permanent record of the interest and beauty” (from the preface). With images of films by Charlie Chaplin, Man Ray, G.W. Pabst, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Borzage, Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, Erich Pommer, Raoul Walsh, Rex Ingram, Fritz Werdhausen, Herik Galison, Constantin Eggert, Edwin Carewe, Herbert Brenon, Victor Seastrom, Ludwig Berger, Karl Koch, Fred Niblo, Gustav Pauli, Franz Koch, and Francis Bruguière. A must for any cinema collector and also a beautiful object.
A fine copy in the rare dust jacket.
Ref. Not in Sims & Reed, Bibliography of The Studio
Price: 400,00 euros
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