Item #68170 Metropolis. Thea VON HARBOU.

First Edition in Original Cloth and Unrestored Dust Jacket


Berlin: August Scherl, 1926.

First edition, in original dust jacket with cover art by W. Reimann. Octavo (7 1/4 x 5 inches; 184 x 126 mm). [1]-273, [274], [1, blank], [5, publisher's advertisements] pp. With half-title.

Publisher's full green cloth. Front board double ruled and lettered in gilt. Back board double ruled and stamped with publisher's central device in blind. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt and red. Edges yellow. Some very minor shelfwear to bottom of the spine. Binding slightly cocked. Light foxing to endpapers. Some minor finger smudging throughout. Overall an about fine copy. Housed in the publisher's original dust jacket with cover art by W. Reimann. Jacket with some minor chipping along top and bottom edge. Spine and back panel of jacket a bit rubbed and toned, but front panel is bright and clean. Housed in a custom slipcase. Overall a very good copy in a very good jacket.

Thea Von Harbou was film maker Fritz Lang’s wife and collaborator. The inspiration for the book and film came from Lang when he saw the enormous skyscrapers of New York from the deck of his ship. He suggested to his wife that she write the futuristic novel and screenplay, which he filmed to universal acclaim.

HBS 68170.


Price: $4,500.00

Item #68170