Louis MacNeice Goethe's Faust ** Roy Baker Film Director's Copy **

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 Louis MacNeice : Goethe’s Faust Parts i and ii An Abridged Version Translated By Louis MacNeice First US Edition 1st Impression Published By Oxford University Press New York 1952…. Decent Copy acquired from the Private Library of Former Hollywood Director Roy Ward Baker  (See Pictures)  

Condition Of Book and Dust-Jacket: This is a Very Good Copy of this book in orange cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Very Good Dust-Jacket that has just a touch of light rubbing to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.One tiny chips to head of spine (approx 3mm) Not price clipped.Lovely clean copy internally.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.This copy was acquired from the impressive private library of Film Director Roy Ward Baker and bears his name in pencil to the front endpaper.Baker started in the film industry as a gofar boy,but worked his way up to the level of as assistant director on Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938).He served in the Army during World War II, transferring to the Army Kinematograph Unit in 1943. One of his superiors at the time was novelist Eric Ambler who insisted on Baker being given his first big break directing The October Man, from an Ambler screenplay, in 1947.Ambler also adapted Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember for Baker’s 1958 screen version.His next two films, The Weaker Sex and Paper Orchid (1949) were popular but overshadowed by the success of Morning Departure (1950), also featuring John Mills.Baker worked for three years at Fox where he directed Marilyn Monroe in Don’t Bother to Knock 1952. He returned to the UK in 1953 and continued to work on films.He worked for television during the 1960s. He directed episodes of The Avengers, The Saint, The Persuaders and Minder.Rare title 8vo 306pp First US Edition 1st Impression 

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