Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier 1938 - Victor Gollancz Limited, London - First Edition ‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.’

A finely bound first edition of this iconic gothic mystery, the source for Alfred Hitchcock's haunting cinematic adaptation, produced in 1940. Part of Queen's Quorum, and a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone mystery.

Considered du Maurier’s finest work, the novel is narrated by the second Mrs de Winters, the naive second wife of wealthy widower, Maxim de Winter, owner of the renowned estate, Manderley. As the story unfolds, the second Mrs de Winter increasingly finds herself haunted by her glamorous predecessor, Rebecca, and tormented by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs Danvers, subsequently leading her to uncover an unexpected tragedy...
  Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London, and lived mostly in Cornwall. Many of her stories – The Birds and Don’t Look Now – and novels were filmed, the most famous being Rebecca.

References: Callil & Toibin,
Modern Library, 200 Best Novels in English since 1950). Howard Haycraft, Murder For Pleasure. Book Collector No.273, p34. Book Collector No.285, p30-40.

Octavo (binding size 20x13.8cm), pp. [2] 446.
  Elegantly bound in three-quarter black calf over matching black buckram sides, spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, publisher's original lettered cloth upper and spine preserved at rear.   Condition: Near fine, minor foxing to first and last few pages, in fine binding.   Ref: 111835   Price: HK$ 12,000