The Rome Express by Ruth Alexander and Clifford Grey (Readers Library, circa 1932)

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The Rome Express | Ruth Alexander and Clifford Grey | Readers Library, circa 1932/33

 

The Rome Express

Ruth Alexander and Clifford Grey
London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd, [No Date] circa 1932/33*

Film tie-in of the Gaumont British Picture Corporation movie “The Rome Express” (1932) based on Clifford Grey’s play and starring Esther Ralston and Conrad Veidt.

This novelisation adapted by Ruth Alexander (1879-1958)†, the author of many early film novelisations including Arnold Ridley’s “Ghost Train” and Charles Bennett’s “Blackmail” and “The Man Who Knew Too Much”.

The Rome Express | Ruth Alexander and Clifford Grey | Readers Library, circa 1932/33The Rome Express | Ruth Alexander and Clifford Grey | Readers Library, circa 1932/33

Superb dustwrapper art by Waddell.

Hardback in dustwrapper. pp 250, [3] publisher’s adverts. 6.5 x 4.25 inches approx. (169mm x 108mm).

Dustwrapper rubbed and worn, especially spine ends and corner tips; dusty; lightly foxed. Light wear to boards; spine cocked and concaved/creased, gilt dulled. Pages age tanned but generally clean throughout.

Nonetheless, a particularly nice, clean copy – attractive in its dustwrapper.

£75.00

*ref: The British Library dates the book as [1932]
†ref: A useful biography of Ruth Alexander is to be found at Bear Alley

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