London: Chatto and Windus, 1936. First UK edition and first edition in English.
Author and film director's first novel, the only edition ever printed, with no US equivalent. A pre-publication copy of this scarce title, with both the binding and the jacket differing from that of the trade edition: the book's binding is powder blue, and the jacket is a plain tan color with simply the book's title and author noted on the front panel and spine. A bit of tanning to the top edges of the boards; jacket shows the faintest amount of foxing at the front panel fore-edge, and a slight, even tan to the spine. The story involves a film star who becomes lost in his own character, and devises a scheme to make a film with God as a means of escape. One of probably only a few copies produced.
Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket.