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Phantom Of the Opera

By Leroux, Gaston




The Phantom of the Opera is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from September 23, 1909 to January 8, 1910. Initially, the story sold very poorly upon publication in book form and was even out of print several times during the twentieth century, despite the success of its various film and stage adaptations. The most notable of these were the 1925 film depiction and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical. The Phantom of the Opera musical is now the longest running Broadway show in history, and one of the most lucrative entertainment enterprises of all time.


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The Phantom of the Opera

LEROUX, Gaston

New York: Bobbs-Merrill. (1911). First. First American edition. Color frontispiece and four striking two-page color illustrations by Andre Castaigne as issued. Contemporary owner name on the front fly, bottom corners a trifle bumped, near fine in a very good example of the exceptionally rare dustwrapper. The jacket has some professional internal repair, and some modest chipping at the spine ends that continues a bit onto the rear panel near the crown. The jacket art repeats the striking Castaigne image of the Phantom descending the staircase of the Paris Opera House, and wraps around onto the spine, and is overprinted in embossed gold. From an older private collection, this was long thought to be the only known jacketed copy (we remember when it last appeared in a catalogue about 30 years ago), but our research has identified two other jacketed copies. One is a variant design with identical text, type, and $1.25 price, but utilizing a different image from the book, while the third known surviving example is the same design as this copy but with significantly more chipping. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. Filmed several times, most indelibly with Lon Chaney as the vengeful composer, and in recent decades transformed into a successful musical play, and a less successful musical film. Some modest flaws, but try to find another. A true rarity. .

$38,500.00


The Phantom of the Opera.

LEROUX, Gaston.

London: Mills and Boon Limited, , 1911. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, onlay of a mask to front board, title to spine in silver, black marbled endpapers, silver edges. Housed in a black flat cloth solander box by The Chelsea Bindery with the spine lettered in silver. An excellent copy. First UK edition, first printing in English of this mystery thriller which formed the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical and several film adaptations. In his day Leroux was considered "the foremost of the modern French writers of detective fiction."

$5,613.75


The Phantom of the Opera.

LEROUX, Gaston.

London: Reader's Library,, 1925. Octavo. Original red cloth boards, titles to spine and front board gilt. With the dustjacket. illustrated with scenes from the film. Light wear to ends of spine and corners, pages toned, inscription to front endpaper, in the dust jacket. An excellent dust jacket. First UK photoplay edition. Illustrated with scenes from the Universal Production starring Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin and Gibson Gowland. Fabulous wraparound dustjacket art.

$2,245.50

The Phantom of the Opera

LEROUX, GASTON

Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1911. First Edition - American. Very minor small rubbed spot on the rear board, else a fine fresh copy with the white lettering fully intact and bright. Illustrated with color paintings by Andre Castaigne. A very influential novel and the basis of many film adaptations, firstly with Lon Chaney Senior in 1925, as well of the basis of the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical - one of the most successful of all time.

$1,500.00

The Phantom of the Opera

Leroux, Gaston

New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1911. First American edition. 8vo. Cloth binding, 357 p. Title page verso states "Press of Braunworth & Co. Bookbinders and Printers, Brooklyn, N. Y." Illustrated with 4 double page full color plates and full color frontispiece. Gorgeously illustrated edition of Leroux's classic tale of the Paris Opera House. Front board blindstamped with image of the phantom. Brown boards with cream lettering. Near fine.. First American Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Castaigne, Andre. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1,250.00


The Phantom of the Opera.

Leroux, Gaston

New York, Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. First edition, first printing with the printer's imprint "Press of Braunworth & Co. Bookbinders and Printers Brooklyn, N. Y." at bottom of copyright page. Octavo, original cloth, publishers tissue guard. Illustrated by Andre Castaigne with one single-page and four double-page inserted plates with color illustrations. In near fine condition with light shelfwear. A very nice example. Modern audiences are well acquainted with Gaston Leroux's infamous Phantom of the Opera, the tale of Erik, a horrifically disfigured man who lives in the underground beneath the Paris Opera House, where his creative genius mingles - and festers - with madness. First published in 1910, the Phantom's obsessive and consuming love for the beautiful young chorus girl Christine has captivated readers, film goers and musical theater fanatics for over 100 years. The Phantom of the Opera has become the source for numerous adaptations, including the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical.

$1,250.00


The Phantom of the Opera

Leroux, Gaston

New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition, first printing; lacking Braunworth & Co. slug at bottom of the copyright page. Near Fine, lacking dust jacket. White stamping is sharp and crisp. Light shelf wear to edges. Hinge at frontis slightly exposed. A superlative copy.

$1,100.00


The Phantom of the Opera

LEROUX, Gaston

New York: Grosset & Dunlap. (1911 - really 1925). First. Photoplay edition. Page edges a little soiled, else about fine in a striking, very good dustwrapper with some tears and small chips. Retains two of the vivid two-page color illustrations by Andre Castaigne that appeared in the first American edition, as well as adds stills from the Universal film featuring Lon Chaney. An attractive copy. .

$850.00


The Phantom of the Opera

Leroux, Gaston

New York, (1911): The Bobbs-Merrill Co. First Edition. Octavo. A gothic style mystery romance novel first published as a serial in 1909-1910. Later in 1910, it was published in book form. The first American edition would be published the following year. The present copy is the issue without the printers notice on the verso of title page, 357pp., illustrated by Andre Castaige with five color plates of which four are double page illustrations, frontispiece tissue guard present, bound in terra cotta cloth lettered in white within double ruled frame over blind stamped silhouette of the phantom, spine lettering white, previous owner's name dated 1911. A lovely copy with only the faintest of shelf wear.

$700.00

The Phantom of the Opera

Leroux, Gaston

NY: Bobbs-Merril Co., 1911. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good+ with no dust jacket . Illustrated by Andre Castaigne. NY: Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1911. First Edition. Owner's name on the fep (dated 1911). Covers unrubbed. Very attractive copy. Slightest flaking of the "bbs" in Bobbs at the bottom of the spine. ; Slight wear/soiling to covers, spotting on spine. Missing frontice, although the tissue cover is present. All three interior double-page illustrations are present.; 5x7 1/2"; 357 pages .

$700.00

The Phantom of the Opera

LEROUX, Gaston

New York:: Grosset & Dunlap,, no date [1920s]. Photoplay edition, with black and white and color illustrations, including stills from the film. publisher's cloth in dust jacket. Just about fine, in a bright, fresh jacket with a touch of rubbing to the extremities of the spine. A beautiful copy. 8vo,.

$650.00

Phantom Of The Opera

LEROUX, Gaston

Indianapolis:: The Bobbs-Merrill Company,, [1911]. First edition. Publisher's decorated salmon cloth. Very good; some light tidemarks to edges of some pages, with some minor damage to the margins of a few of the plates. A presentable copy. 8vo.

$650.00


The Phantom of the Opera

Leroux, Gaston

New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing; lacking Braunworth & Co. slug at bottom of the copyright page. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Light soiling to cloth, light wear at corners and spine ends. Contemporary owner signature on front free end paper. Pages lightly toned. Tissue guard, illustration at frontis, and all four illustrations in the text are present. A sharp copy.

$650.00

The Phantom of the Opera.

LEROUX, Gaston.

New York: Grosset & Dundap, 1911. hardcover. fine. Andre Castaigne. Illustrated by Andre Castaigne and with scenes from the Universal production starring Lon Chaney. Small 8vo, handsomely rebound in full crimson morocco. New York: Grosset & Dundap, (1911). A fine copy.

$650.00


The Phantom of the Opera

Leroux, Gaston

New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. First American edition. Hardcover. Andre Castaigne. 357pp. Octavo [19 cm] Rust colored cloth with titles stamped in white on the front board and backstrip. Blind stamped portrait of the phantom on the front board. Very good. Minor rubbing at corners. Internally clean. Five color illustrations by Andre Castaigne (four are double page). Nice copy of this work that was the basis for the classic film and musical of the same name.

$600.00


The Phantom of the Opera

Leroux, Gaston

New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing; lacking Braunworth & Co. slug at bottom of the copyright page. Good, lacking dust jacket. Cloth rubbed at edges, lightly soiled, darkened and lightly scuffed at spine. Stamping rubbed on spine, but sharp on front cover. Toning to pages. Several hinges are exposed, leaving binding slightly loose. Frontis and four illustrations are all present. First American edition.

$550.00


The Phantom of the Opera.

LEROUX, Gaston.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap,, 1925. Octavo. Original red cloth boards, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dustjacket. illustrated with scenes from the film. Toning to pages in the dustjacket with chips to ends of spine, shallow chipping to corners, wear to flap folds, mild wear to extremities, tape to verso of spine. A very good copy. First Photoplay edition. Illustrated with scenes from the Universal Production starring Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin and Gibson Gowland. Fabulous wraparound dustjacket art for this edition which also includes two double page color plates by Andre Castaigne.

$523.95


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Leroux, Gaston

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$375.00


The Phantom of the Opera (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Gaston Leroux

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2005-09-27. Library Binding. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$306.17

The Phantom of the Opera

LEROUX, Gaston

Grosset & Dundap, 1911. Hardcover. Very Good. No date, copyright is 1911, believed to be 1925 printing. Scarce. Illustrated by Andrew Castaigne and with scenes from the universal production starring Lon Chaney. Very Good hardcover in Fair DJ. Pages are clean, crisp and unmarked. Binding is tight, Hinges strong. Dust Jacket is chipped on edge with two larger chips on top front edge. Dust jacket is in mylar. Photos available upon request.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!

$303.75