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Lost Horizon

By Hilton, James




Lost Horizon is a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet.


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LOST HORIZON - SIGNED

Hilton, James

New York: William Morrow & Company, 1933. First American Edition. First Printing, one of 2,500 copies. Octavo (19.5cm); full black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and circular mountain vignette stamped in blind to front cover; orange topstain; dustjacket; [iv],277,[7]pp. Signed by the author at upper front endpaper. Contemporary owners ink signature and address written upside down on rear endpaper (famed Hawaiian operatic baritone Keaumoku Louis); wear to spine ends and one lower corner, faint vertical production crease to cloth on front cover, front hinge cracked but holding, with offsetting to endpapers; Very Good and sound. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), gently spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with shallow losses to spine ends, (none affecting lettering), several short tears and a few small stains, and archival reinforcement along joints and flap folds; Very Good. Hilton's best-known work was not a best-seller upon publication; 1,100 of the 2,500-copy print run was sold in advance, and it would be nine months before the remainder of the print run was exhausted. After Alexander Woollcott raved about the novel on his new radio program, Lost Horizon went through 10 hardcover printings between May-December, 1934, and would go on to sell more than 110,000 copies in hardcover before reaching masses of readers as Pocket Book #1 (May, 1939). Basis for Frank Capra's Oscar-winning film (1937), starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, and Everett Horton. Bleiler, p.149; Stevens, p.40-42 (Lincoln's Doctor's Dog and Other Famous Best Sellers).

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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

New York: William Morrow, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. First American Edition, First Printing. Black cloth. Spine ends little bumped, corners lightly rubbed. Blind-stamped mountain scene on front cover, gilt-stamped title on spine. Top edge orange. Interior quite clean and sharp, no markings or writing, binding secure. Original jacket has several edge tears and creases with some loss, 1/2 inch piece missing on front panel, 2 inch split lower spine at rear panel, tear across spine above split, price-clipped.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

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Price: $3,000.00


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Lost Horizon.

HILTON, James.

London: Macmillan and Co. Limited,, 1933. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green full morocco, titles to spine in gilt, raised bands ruled in gilt, single rule frame to boards in gilt, inner dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. A fine copy with occasional light foxing. First edition, first impression, of the book that introduced Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery located high in the mountains of Tibet.

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LOST HORIZON

James Hilton

New York: William Morrow. 1933. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in black cloth. .

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LOST HORIZON

Hilton, James

MORROW, 1933. A VERY GOOD PLUS /NEAR FINE BOOK IN CHIPPED ORIGINAL VINTAGE. owners name under rear flap.. FIRST. Hardcover. /Very Good. Book.

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Lost Horizon - true first printing in the first issue cloth

Hilton, James

Macmillan, 1933. Hardcover. Good. A first edition, first printing published by Macmillan in 1933. A good copy with one name to the front endpaper, with some wear to the corner of the ffep and front pastedown. Some wear to the binding edges with a small stain to the corner of the page block affecting some of the corners of the pages. No DJ. A good copy of an exceptionally rare first edition of the UK printing.

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Price: £1,500.00
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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited 1933. 8vo. 281 pp, dustwrapper is bound in rear of book. A Sotherans binding in grey half leather with grey boards t.e.g. gilt lettered spine with green title labels. Bottom front leather corner is initialled R.K. with previous owners book plate on f.e.p. some rubbing to hinges and mark to spine label . . Very Good. Half Calf. First Edition. 1933.

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Price: £1,250.00
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Lost Horizon

HILTON, James

Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1943. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First Canadian edition. Very slightly worn and near fine in a very good plus dustwrapper with very shallow loss at the crown and an internally repaired split along the inside of the front wrap. A very cheaply produced wartime edition that appeared seven years after the true first edition. Fragile and exceptionally scarce.

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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

New York: William Morrow & Company, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near Fine, lacking the dust jacket. Ding across side edge of boards and page block. Light wear at spine ends. A rather sharp copy.

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Price: $1,200.00


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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

New York: William Morrow & Company, 1933. First Edition. Very Good+. First edition. [iv] 277 pp. Original black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, red topstain. Very Good+, lacking the dust jacket. Head cloth worn, tips exposed, faint mottling to cloth, hinges a bit overopened, bookseller ticket on rear paste down. The first printing of the novel that inspired Frank Capra's 1937 film by the same name, about the land of Shangri-La.

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Lost Horizon

HILTON, James

Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1943. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. First Canadian edition. Slightly cocked, near fine in a good plus dustwrapper with some chips on the front panel. A very cheaply produced wartime edition that appeared seven years after the true first edition. Scarce.

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LOST HORIZON Easton Press

James Hilton

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2010. 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. A Limited Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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LOST HORIZON

Hilton, James

Easton Press, 2010. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Hardcover. Beautiful dark green leather boards with decorations and illustrations in gold to boards and spine. Title on spine between raised bands. All edges gilt. Text pages are crisp and clean. Moire endpapers and attached ribbon marker. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase.

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Price: $400.00


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Lost Horizon

HILTON, James

London: Macmillan and Company, 1937. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Photoplay edition. Spine-lettering a little dull, a very good copy in very good, spine-faded dustwrapper with several internally repaired small nicks and tears. A cheaply produced edition that features jacket art of Ronald Coleman and Jane Wyatt from the film, with a blurb by the film's director, Frank Capra.

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Price: $225.00


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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1981. Leather bound. Fine. Clean, tight, unread copy. Pristine.. Red leather/boards; gilt floral decoration to boards; two raised bands on spine with gilt lettering and bird decoration. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 232 pp. with illustrations by Mitchell Hooks. Limited Edition published for the subscribers to The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books.

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Price: $200.00


Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1934 very rare stated eighth printing of the first edition year (December) with much sought after good edge worn jacket($2.50 on flap) that really highlights any book shelf!

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

1934 very rare stated eighth prinitng of the first edition year (decmeber) with much saught after good edge worn jacket($2.50 on flap) that really highlights any book shelf!

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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

Franklin Library, 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Limited edition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Collector's Edition bound in genuine leather with gold stamped design, gilt edged pages, ribbon page marker, and satin moire endpapers. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $195.99


Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

1934. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. vg/g, 277 pages, very good hardcover and rare edge worn jacket with $2.50 on flap ,only name/date inside book. wonderful early eighth priniting( december) that certainly lights up any book shelf.

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Price: $176.00


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LOST HORIZON

James Hilton

New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 1933. Vintage Copy. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner imprint on title page. Light shelf wear on front/rear panels. Text toned throughout. Chipping at spine crown/heel. ; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

New York: Morrow, 1935. Bump to one corner, clean and unmarked. Jacket shows very slight shelf and edgewear, 1" closed tear top back, spine a bit faded, not price clipped. Hawthornden Prize Edition. Copyright page states "Tenth printing, February, 1935", jackets states "Twelfth Printing". A real nice copy, photos on request.. Gray Cloth. Very Good/Very Good.

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Price: $175.00


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LOST HORIZON

James Hilton

New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 1936. Sixteenth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. All 4 flap corners clipped. Few small open tears throughout. ; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Price: $174.95


Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

William Morrow & Company. Author's Edition 211 pages. DJ in archival cover. . Fine. Hardcover. 1936.

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Price: $150.00


Lost Horizon

Hilton,James

Macmillan Company of Canada, 1943. A very good to fine red hardccover in a fair dust jacket. Dust jacket is edged in yellowing clear tape. Name on ffep. 1st Canadian Edition 1943. Hard Cover.

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

William Morrow & Co, 1936-06-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

New York: William Morrow & Company, 1935 From a period review: "Essentially a yard, all aquiver with the most artful kind of suspense, and manipulating a plot which for mechanical genius I have rarely seen equaled." Book states 10th printing, DJ states 12th. Condition notes - 277 numbered pp; HB w/DJ. Pages: clean, bright, tight, blue topstain, blue eps, f.e. deckled; a.e. lt tanned, PO info to ffep. Cover: gray, navy artwork front, navy titles spine; v lt shelfwear. DJ: unclipped, blue, blue/white titles front/spine, blue text back; modest edge/shelfwear w/ med closed tear front + several sm closed tears and sm chips, spine faded, lt dampstains, back toned.

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

Amereon Ltd, 1993-06-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

Hardback. Acceptable.

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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

New York: Pocket Books. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1939. Paperback. Color illustration of Shangri-La and red lettering on front cover; 234 pages .

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2018-07-15. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $123.05


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Lost Horizon (The World's Best Reading)

James Hilton

1990-09-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $121.58


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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2018-12-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $120.11


Lost Horizon

James Hilton

1988-03-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $115.69


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Lost Horizon: Special Edition

James Hilton

2018-03-29. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $111.27


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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2011-08-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lost Horizon: A Novel

James Hilton

2012-04-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2004-05-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2018-05-17. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2011-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lost Horizon (Large Print Edition)

James Hilton

2018-06-26. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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LOST HORIZON - AUTHOR'S EDITION

Hilton, James

New York: William Morrow & Company. Poor to Fair/Good D. J.. 1936. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very good copy of the Author's illustrated edition with a good d.j. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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Lost Horizon

Hilton, James

William Morrow & Company, 1936. Hard Cover - VG/VG - Book and dust jacket are clean and tight with light wear - Ex-Library - 211 pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Ex-Library.

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2018-12-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2016-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $93.66


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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2018-07-15. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lost Horizon

James, Illustrated by Cover Art Hilton

2007-03-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $90.04


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Lost Horizon: Special Edition

James Hilton

2018-03-29. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $90.04


Lost Horizon

James Hilton

1993-02-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $87.63


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Lost Horizon

JAMES HILTON

2015-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $87.63


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Lost Horizon

James Hilton

2018-05-17. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $86.42