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Rebecca by  Daphne Du Maurier - Signed First Edition - 1938 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC and Biblio.com

Rebecca

by Du Maurier, Daphne

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


Doubleday Doran, 1938 First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Daphne du Maurier. A magnificent dustjacket that is vibrant in color with light chipping to the spine and minor wear to the edges. This original First Issue dustjacket has the $2.75 price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Daphne Du Maurier First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

An orphaned young woman working as a maid is swept off her feet by a wealthy widowed Englishman, and quickly married him. But when she arrives at his estate she learns she pales in comparison with his seemingly perfect deceased first wife Rebecca, especially in the eyes of the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers. When Rebecca’s body is found on her shipwrecked boat the dark secrets held by the husband are discovered as well. Rebecca has had many adaptations in film, radio, and television, the most famous being the Academy-Award Winning Hitchcock adaptation released in 1940. Du Maurier wrote the novel in a reported 4 months. Her publisher, Gollancz, expected the book to be successful and ordered 20,000 copies for the first print run. Within a month the novel had sold twice that.  Read more: Identifying first editions of Rebecca


  • Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: ABE-8453435588
  • Title: Rebecca
  • Author: Du Maurier, Daphne
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Doran
  • Date published: 1938


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  "I find Maurier's work to be expertly descriptive and eloquently expressed. "

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