Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Nanking Road [INSCRIBED]

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1939. First British edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 807, (1)pp. Finely bound in brown polished calf with gilt decorated spine & dentelles. Inscribed & signed by Vicki Baum to German-American film producer Seymour Nebenzal, dated "Hollywood, February 21st 1940." Nebenzal's bookplate is on the half-title. Some rubbing at extremities of spine and tips.

Vicki Baum (1888-1960) was an Austrian/Jewish writer best known for her novel "Grand Hotel" which was turned into a 1932 Hollywood movie and a 1989 Broadway musical.

The first American edition of "Nanking Road" was published under the title "Shanghai '37", the same year. Very good. Item #52690

Price: $175.00

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