Toxin: A Story of Venice
Ouida , Louise L. Heustis(illus.)
Place Published: New York and London
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers
Date Published: 1895
Edition: First American edition
Book Id: 37983
217pp. Sextodecimo [17 cm] Green cloth with silver stamping. Good plus. Mildly rubbed at the extremities. The endsheets are a bit discolored, and there is a previous owner's inscription on the front pastedown. The front endsheet is partially cracked along the hinge, and the hinge is a little shaky. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his notes in pencil on the front free endsheet.
Illustrated by Louise L. Heustis. A strange story of a vivisectionist who seeks the secret of life to defy death. He also exerts a magnetic influence over a countess and injects his rival with a fatal toxin.