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Lost Horizon: Hilton, James (SIGNED)

Hilton, James (SIGNED)

Published by William Morrow & Co, New York (1935)

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Item Description: William Morrow & Co, New York, 1935. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Octavo. SIGNED BY JAMES HILTON ON FFEP without personalization. 12th printing of the Hawthornden Prize Edition. Bound in original gray pictorial cloth, dust jacket with "Fourteenth Printing" ad on front panel. Dust Jacket with long thin piece missing at spine tip and across front panel affecting the title on spine and the text "Hawthornden Prize Edition". Bookplate front pastedown. 277 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 6838

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ORIGINAL HAND-CORRECTED TYPESCRIPT FOR HIS HOLLYWOOD ESSAY: Hilton, James

Item Description: 1937. No Binding. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hilton, James. 1900-1954. Author of "Lost Horizon" and "Goodbye Mr. Chips, screenwriter of "Mrs. Miniver." ORIGINAL HEAVILY CORRECTED TYPESCRIPT FOR HIS ESSAY "HORIZONS LOST AND FOUND" [n. p., n. d. but Hollywood, California, 1936]. Five pages total: three pages, the complete essay, accomplished on ordinary yellow typing paper -- typed by Hilton himself and revised extensively in black ink. Two further pages of holograph notes re: this manuscript included, also typed and corrected by Hilton. "Horizons Lost and Found" was published in STAGE: The Magazine of After-Dark Entertainment, a monthly periodical, in February of 1937. We know of no other essay of his that is so representative of Hilton at his most stylishly witty, smoothly conversational, and sophisticated best in private hands; here is an opportunity to own, direct from his files, an artifact which contains his own assessment, or snapshot, of his career at its peak. This essay, unlike almost all of his other prolific reviews, speeches and journalistic concoctions, contains specific, fresh and thoughtful references to Goodbye Mr. Chips, Lost Horizon, film director Frank Capra, his screenplay collaborator Robert Riskin, and Hollywood Life in general. While James Hilton was a generous signer of books, his manuscript material is rarely seen. Ex- James Hilton Estate Sale (Christie's Los Angeles, 1999). The typescript is accompanied by an original essay by Hilton-scholar Kurt Kausler entitled "Center Stage: James Hilton at the Pinnacle" and has been placed in a custom binder along with a cornucopia of hard-to-locate Hilton research material related to "Horizons Lost and Found." Unique. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002122

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Lost Horizon: James Hilton

James Hilton

Published by MacMillan and Co (1933)

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Item Description: MacMillan and Co, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. MacMillan and Co, London 1933. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1933 with no additional printings. Rare Book. Green cloth boards. Ads at the rear dated Autumn 1933. Signed by James Hilton on a tipped in page after the endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic.Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, spots on the boards. Shelf wear, light spots and age toning at the endpaper. Owner inscription at the verso of the second page. In a facsimile dust jacket wrapped in a new mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 7861

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Lost Horizon: Hilton, James

Hilton, James

Published by MacMillan, London (1933)

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From: curtis paul books, inc. (Northridge, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: MacMillan, London, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Original green cloth with gilt lettering. Inscribed by Hilton to title page. Board edges mildly rubbed. Boards bowed inward slightly. Bookplate to front pastedown. Rather obvious erasure to ffep. The unclipped jacket in mylar has a closed tear to back panel, shallow chips to spine ends/corners. This scarce book is housed in an ornamental custom clamshell box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 17275

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Lost Horizon: Hilton, James

Hilton, James

Published by Macmillan and Company, London (1933)

Used Hardcover First Edition Signed

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From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Macmillan and Company, London, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing published by Macmillan, 1933. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION inscribed and SIGNED by James Hilton on the title page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the 7/6 net printed price present on the front flap of the dustjacket. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with a nice previous owner's bookplate to the inside pasted endpaper. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy with the scarce dustjacket SIGNED by the author. We buy James Hilton First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4736707804

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LOST HORIZON (Original Final Draft Manuscript Of: Hilton, James

Hilton, James

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From: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA (Mill Valley, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: 1933. Unbound. Book Condition: Very Good. Original Manuscript. HILTON, JAMES (1900-1954). FINAL DRAFT MANUSCRIPT OF THE NOVEL LOST HORIZON, an author-annotated 257pp carbon copy typescript. [Woodford Green, Essex, April 1933], 4to (10 x 8 inches), 206 with minor authorial manuscript revisions, corrections, deletions, and insertions in black ink, 61 of which include textual changes present in the work's first edition, the first leaf with the author's initial working title, "Blue Moon," in handwritten block letters and signed ["James Hilton"], followed by a typed but unnumbered half-title and prologue title, all other leaves hand-numbered at the top right corner as follows: 1-128, 128A, 128B, 129-206, 206A, 207-209, 209A, 210-211, 211A, 211B, 211C, 212-236, [a single page designated "237-242"], 243, 243A, [Unnumbered epilogue title page], 244-253. All leaves have four uniform holes in the left margin for insertion in a binder and are age-toned with occasional minor chipping; many have additional blue-pencil and ordinary-pencil corrections in two other distinct, certainly proof-corrector, hands belonging to the editors at William Morrow, Hilton's American publishers. The final three-and-one-half paragraphs of the epilogue (918 words) are not included with this typescript; this missing portion constitutes four typewritten pages at Hilton's rate of roughly 215-230 words per typed page and may represent a final set of changes to the novel's coda delivered later under separate cover. Otherwise the typescript is entirely complete and corresponds to the printed text of the first edition. PROVENANCE: "THE PAPERS OF JAMES HILTON" - CHRISTIE'S LOS ANGELES, 18th NOVEMBER, 1999 (LOT 83). One of the most celebrated and best-loved novels of the 20th century, LOST HORIZON in 1933 introduced "Shangri-La" to the English language and remains the 20th century's most renowned fictional vision of modern utopia. Three known typescript drafts of the novel exist. The first and final draft ribbon copies used by Hilton's London publisher Macmillan are housed at Pennsylvania State University. This, the annotated carbon copy used by Hilton's American publisher Morrow - the one James Hilton retained for his own files and which was sold at his personal estate sale in 1999 - is the final corrected draft currently being offered for sale. There are some minor but fitfully significant textual differences between the first English Edition and the first U.S. edition. This is important because in 1939, LOST HORIZON was published by Pocket Books #1 (the first ever mass-market paperback), with the American text, thus causing the American text to evolve into the standard published version. The adaptation of the 1933 novel into the 1937 Frank Capra directed film starring Ronald Colman further enhanced LOST HORIZON's worldwide fame and the film has long been considered a cinematic classic. It received seven Oscar nominations (including Best Picture) and became the sixth highest grossing film of the 1930s. Its reputation, like that of the novel, continues to grow after almost 75 years. As the first and final Macmillan corrected drafts are locked in the vaults at Pennsylvania State University, this surviving typescript stands alone as ONE OF THE FEW GREAT LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS OF THE 20th CENTURY STILL REMAINING IN PRIVATE HANDS. Each of the 257 leaves has been placed in an archival Mylar sleeve and the entire manuscript is now housed in a custom-designed quarter-morocco slipcase. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 002350

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