Early printing of this edition published in 1929 by Heinemann, London (First printing published in 1913 by Methuen) 

Book: Vg+, 252pp, original red cloth with black titles, cloth is very clean, corners are sharp, spine is very lightly faded, titles are bold. A couple of light knocks to the edges of the boards, very tightly bound and clean copy, no handling marks or inscriptions. 

Wrapper: Good+ Chipping to spine tips and hinge corners, some rubbing along the top edge, priced at 2/- to the spine, with advertisements for Heinemann's 3s 6d library to rear panel and rear flap. The pcitorial front panel is bright and clean, light toning and to the white areas of the jacket, archival tape to the verso along the length of rear flap. Heinemann editions of 'The Lodger' are scarce with no copies avalaible online with or without the jacket. 

 

*The Lodger was the first novelisation of the 'Jack the Ripper Murders' and acheived great popularity upon it's publication, selling in huge numbers. In 1927 Alfred Hitchcock adapted the novel for film starring Ivor Novello, it was his first silent movie. It's a  Haycraft Queen Cornerstone Novel and is rightly admired by detective/crime afficionados, any copies in pre-1930s dustjackets are relatively scarce. 

THE LODGER by Mrs Belloc Lowndes

£200.00Price