Universal Photoplay Edition
|Publisher||Grosset & Dunlap|
Grosset & Dunlap 1931. FIRST EDITION, thus. Original Photoplay Edition. Very good condition, pages nice and clean throughout, edge damp stains on some pages and back cover. Red cloth covers with bright black titles, spine cover cracking though no loss. Facsimile of the rarely seen original dust jacket in mint condition. Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the classic Universal film. The film was directed by Tod Browning which made Bela Lugosi an international star and the most famous cinematic vampire of all time. Includes four (4) black and white illustrations from the Universal picture produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. First spoken line in film was spoken by Carla Laemmle (actress niece of the legendary creator of Universal horror films, Carl Laemmle, Jr.) Bio sheet hand signed in person by Carla Laemmle laid-in. 354 pages plus 2 page ad.