First Edition. Basis for the classic 1932 James Whale film, "The Old Dark House," starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas and a young Charles Laughton. A superior copy of this title, exceptionally fresh.Near Fine in a bright, just about Near Fine example of the rare dust jacket. Some offsetting at the endpapers, else book is Fine; jacket has a shallow crease at the bottom of the rear panel, with some light foxing to the rear panel and verso. Weaver, pp. 56-63. Royal Books is located in Baltimore, MD, and has specialized in first editions, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera relating to Cinema, Music, and the Arts, for nearly 20 years. Feel free to call us with any questions: . Any item fully returnable for any reason within 15 days. If the mistake is ours, we pay for the return shipping.