POWELL, Michael. 200,000 Feet on Foula. Faber. 1938.
8vo. Original cloth with dust wrapper; pp. xii + 334, b&w photos; minute fray at the heel and five very small ink spots to front board, wrapper with considerable loss to head and foot of spine with tears to corners, long tear to rear panel, previous owner's signature to ffep, very good.
First edition. Scarce in dustwrapper. The legendary British film director Michael Powell's first book, a diary-like account of the making of his classic 1937 film, The Edge of the World, a project that was very close to his heart and his first film to be shot in the beloved Scottish Isles (the next was I Know Where I'm Going, in 1945). The film's story was inspired by the evacuation of St. Kilda, and won the director an introduction to the great British producer Alexander Korda, followed, of course, by a teaming with Emeric Pressburger and a brilliant career.