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The Lodger

£65.00

Product description

This gripping story, based on the murders of Jack the Ripper (1888) appeared in 1913, and has been adapted for film several times (1927, 1932, 1944, 1953, and 2009).

Mare Adelaide Belloc Lowndes (1868-1947) was a prolific novelist with a literary reputation for combining exciting incidents with psychological interest. Older sister of Hilaire Belloc, she was of French birth, but born in London and married to an Englishman. She produced over forty novels in all - mainly mysteries, well-plotted and on occasion based on real-life crime, though she herself resented being classed as a crime writer. Ernest Hemingway praised her insight into female psychology, revealed above all in the situation of the ordinary mind failing to cope with the impact of the extraordinary.

Our copy of 'The Lodger' is somewhat unusual, produced in Leipzig by Bernhard Tauchnitz, a publisher which specialised in producing editions of popular works from countries other than Germany. It is Vol 4453 in their 'Collection of British Authors' and the 8th title by this author. Nicely bound in dark green cloth with some stains, and darkening of the spine, it has a browned paste-on label with the title etc in gilt on the spine. All corners are lightly bumped. Top page edges are gilt, and there is a small dark stain at the top edge of the textblock. The marbled endpapers are in good shape, with slight discolouration and fading, but undamaged. The names of 3 previous owners adorn the front fep and following blank page. Inside, the binding is firm and the pages clean, except for pp194-5, 221-2 and 241-2, which have all at some time been either dog-eared or folded lengthwise. P.175-6 has a very small loss at the top R/H corner. There are some small stains at the bottom of pp.195-98. Otherwise, a generally good copy of a once-popular tale.

Item details

Added value:
Unusual edition
Author(s):
Belloc Lowndes, Mrs.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16.5 x 12 x 2 cm
Edition:
1913
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Title:
The Lodger

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This gripping story, based on the murders of Jack the Ripper (1888) appeared in 1913, and has been adapted for film several times (1927, 1932, 1944, 1953, and 2009).

Mare Adelaide Belloc Lowndes (1868-1947) was a prolific novelist with a literary reputation for combining exciting incidents with psychological interest. Older sister of Hilaire Belloc, she was of French birth, but born in London and married to an Englishman. She produced over forty novels in all - mainly mysteries, well-plotted and on occasion based on real-life crime, though she herself resented being classed as a crime writer. Ernest Hemingway praised her insight into female psychology, revealed above all in the situation of the ordinary mind failing to cope with the impact of the extraordinary.

Our copy of 'The Lodger' is somewhat unusual, produced in Leipzig by Bernhard Tauchnitz, a publisher which specialised in producing editions of popular works from countries other than Germany. It is Vol 4453 in their 'Collection of British Authors' and the 8th title by this author. Nicely bound in dark green cloth with some stains, and darkening of the spine, it has a browned paste-on label with the title etc in gilt on the spine. All corners are lightly bumped. Top page edges are gilt, and there is a small dark stain at the top edge of the textblock. The marbled endpapers are in good shape, with slight discolouration and fading, but undamaged. The names of 3 previous owners adorn the front fep and following blank page. Inside, the binding is firm and the pages clean, except for pp194-5, 221-2 and 241-2, which have all at some time been either dog-eared or folded lengthwise. P.175-6 has a very small loss at the top R/H corner. There are some small stains at the bottom of pp.195-98. Otherwise, a generally good copy of a once-popular tale.

Added value:
Unusual edition
Author(s):
Belloc Lowndes, Mrs.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16.5 x 12 x 2 cm
Edition:
1913
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Title:
The Lodger

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