THE KING WHO WAS A KING. An Unconventional Novel.
Edition: First Canadian issue
Toronto: Doubleday, Doran and Gundy, 1929. Black cloth with yellow paper spine label. Page edges yellowed, text paper lightly toned; spine lightly mottled, with label yellowed; ink name inside front cover; VG jacketless copy otherwise. Written as a film scenario, the central question of the novel is "Is one man justified in shedding the blood of another, in order to avert the greater castastrophe of war?" (jacket flap of another copy). Includes a long introductory chapter outlining Wells' thoughts on film as a medium. No film was ever made from the book, however. Made from US sheets.