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

A superb copy – in the uncommon, fragile, unrestored dust jacket – of this iconic gothic mystery. 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...
  A haunting cinematic adaptation, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was produced in 1940.

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.

8vo. pp. 446 [2]. Publisher’s black cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, dust jacket priced ‘8/6 net.’ to spine.
  Condition: Near fine, light markings to rear board, in very good dust jacket, light rubbing to edges, 5cm closed tear to upper rear fold of spine, spine toned, a few small stains to verso matching up with aforementioned markings to rear board of book itself.   Ref: 109005   Price: HK$ 40,000