La Chienne

Paris: Albien Michel, 1930. First French Edition (and correct first). INSCRIBED by author Georges de la Fouchardière on the front endpaper: "À Monsieur Henry Souliere / cordial hommage / G. de la Fouchardiére." ("To Mr. Henry Souliere / respectfully / G. de la Fouchardiére.") The large paper edition, one of 40 copies (this being No. 31) printed on Hollande paper.

Basis for two superb films: director Jean Renoir's "La Chienne" (1931), and the American film noir classic, "Scarlet Street" (1945), directed by Fritz Lang and starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea.

Very Good plus in wrappers, slightly cocked, with an equally slight roll and brief wear on the bottom edge of the rear wrapper.

[Book #154869]