LEROUX (GASTON) The Phantom of the Opera, first American edition, fine copy, 1911
Lot 172
LEROUX (GASTON) The Phantom of the Opera, first American edition, fine copy, 1911
£400 - 600
US$ 660 - 1,000
Lot Details
LEROUX (GASTON)
The Phantom of the Opera, first American edition, first printing by Braunworth & Co., frontispiece and 4 full-page illustrations by André Castaigne, publisher's blindstamped cloth with title panel in white, preserved in pictorial cloth solander box with leather onlays, 8vo, New York and Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1911

Footnotes

  • A REMARKABLY FINE COPY OF THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Gaston Leroux's Le Fantôme de l'Opéra was first published in serial form in Le Gaulois between 1909 and 1910. The British and American edtitions followed in 1911, the latter with Alexander Teixeira de Mattos the unaccredited translator.

    The nature of the colour illustrations is innovative for the period: the frontispiece is a full-bleed, and the other four plates are portrait format illustrations, but rotated ninety degrees and printed double-page.
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