LOST HORIZON. Illustrated in Color. Author's Edition. Inscribed by James Hilton.

New York: Wm Morrow, 1936. Author's Edition (later printing). Hardcover. Inscribed by James Hilton on the front endpaper and dated December 1944. Christmas sticker of a young girl holding a large postcard with a message to the same person the book is inscribed to. Illustrated in color. Basis for the big screen film (1937) that starred Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt, directed by Frank Capra, from a screenplay by Robert Riskin. This book is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery located high in the mountains of Tibet, whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity. A "rugged fantasy", honored by the Hawthornden Prize, that startled critics with its rare, absorbing story, and enchanted thousands of readers with the magic of its unforgettable narrative. A near fine copy in bright blue cloth in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with chipping to spine crown (a very bright jacket). Item #13946

Price: $950.00

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