Item #53619 ANNOUNCING THE FORTHCOMING PRODUCTION OF 25,000 YEARS TO TRAP A SHADOW:; The Birth and Biographical History of Moving Pictures. Wilfred E. L. Day.

ANNOUNCING THE FORTHCOMING PRODUCTION OF 25,000 YEARS TO TRAP A SHADOW:; The Birth and Biographical History of Moving Pictures.

[no place identified: no publisher identified, 1933]. Prospectus. 4to., [32] pp., b&w illustrations from photographs. Stapled plain wrappers with a photographically illustrated dust jacket. Slight signs of use. On the verso of the second leaf, the price and publishing information has an inked "X" marked through it. Near fine. Item #53619

Historian of the cinema and collector of motion picture equipment, Wilfred E. L. Day (1873 - 1936) published this prospectus for his two volume, detailed and highly illustrated history of motion pictures, which was to be sold by subscription. Apparently, there were few if any subscribers since no copies of the book exist.

Even this prospectus is scarce, with WorldCat locating only three copies: George Eastman House, University of Texas, Austin, and the British Library.

Price: $150.00

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