UNE FEMME DANS LA LUNE (THE WOMAN IN THE MOON)
Paris: Éditions Cosmopolites, 1929. First French Edition. Basis for Fritz Lang's 1929 silent film Frau in Mond, adapted for the screen by Thea von Harbou from her 1928 novel Die Frau in Mond. The novel was released in the US and UK in 1930 as By Rocket to the Moon and The Woman in the Moon, respectively. An attractive copy of a scarce edition, published the same year the film was released and preceding both English language translations. OCLC finds 5 copies, of these, only 1 in the U.S. (Harvard). Item #451
First Impression. Octavo (17cm); tan paper-covered boards, with blue and bronze marbling to covers, titling and decorations stamped in gilt and dark yellow on spine; dustjacket; 253, pp. Faint foxing to text edges, preliminary and terminal leaves, with light tanning to same; Near Fine. Dustjacket priced 3 Frs.50 at upper right corner of front panel; light wear to extremities and joints, shallow loss at spine ends and corner tips (none affecting lettering), with some scattered foxing and faint dampstains to flap folds and lower edge visible on verso; Very Good - Very Good+.