THE LOST WORLD. Conan Doyle, rthur.


New York: A.L. Burt Company, Publishers, n.d. [circa 1925]. Octavo, cloth. Later edition. Photoplay edition issued with the release of the 1925 First National film directed by Harry Hoyt and starring Wallace Beery, it has four stills from the motion picture. Interestingly this film is the first use of stop motion animation and features the work of animator Willis O'Brien who in 1933 would create King Kong. Another important note is that this film version of the Lost World was a 'lost' film. In a contractual agreement, all know prints (positive and negative) were destroyed in 1929. A truncated 16mm print was what remained until the 1990s when a nearly full length print was discovered in the film archives of the Czech Republic. Today two restored versions exist, one available on DVD, nearly complete and a third longer than any version up to this time with 30 minutes of footage replaced, the other restoration is the property of Eastman Kodak (information from an article an online article at DVD journal website). A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket, minor loss to corners, small closed tear to upper front panel, rubbing to flap fold, spine panel slightly age darkened, internal cello-tape re-enforcement to spine ends. A bright attractive copy of this title, uncommon in this condition. (10110). Item #10110

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