Very Good / Very Good. Item #003489
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942. Stated First Edition. Octavo; xx + 288pp + fold-out storyboard. Black and yellow dust jacket unclipped, but with docked flap corners, as published. Blue-gray cloth with paper title+author panel on spine. Chipping of 1/4" to top and bottom of jacket spine; some jacket creases now flattened in mylar. Binding shows light edgewear, mostly on corners and spine edges with nudging and abrasion on spine edges top and bottom. Endpapers slightly glue-browned and lightly foxed; three foxed spots to top of textblock, pages otherwise clean and unmarked, tight in binding.
Jacket designed by celebrated American graphic- and poster-artist Edward McKnight Kauffer, named on flap. First major volume in English on Eisenstein is remarkable for its final fold-out depiction--complete in this copy--of a shot-sequence from "Alexander Nevsky," showing picture frames, musical score, storyboards, and action/plot "movement" in parallel.