First Photoplay Edition, with long plug (and reviews) for the film version of The Lodger, the "motion picture under the title The Phantom Fiend, produced by Olympic Pictures with Elizzabeth Allen and Ivar Novello, directed by Maurice Elvey. 'The Phantom Fiend' is the best unadulterated horror film I've seen since the powerful German production of 'M', says the New York Daily News..." The Lodger is Lowndes most recognized contribution to the genre of crime fiction and served as the basis for the early and important Alfred Hitchcock directed silent film. This present edition is a very scarce movie edition and seldom found with original dustjacket. Unfortunately not published with scenes from the film. D. W. T. dustjacket art. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Near Fine in Very Good fragile dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, partial splitting at front flap edge, various short closed tears mended at verso with archival tape.
Jazz Age and Depression Era Literature & Non-Fiction