Destiny: A Novel in Pictures
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated
Date Published: 1930
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 45389
Square octavo [20 cm] Tan cloth with black printed titles on front board and backstrip. Very good/Very good. Jacket that has a few small chips at the extremities with losses and some minor corresponding creasing.
This is likely a prepublication/review copy, due to the color of the boards (we have handled quite a few copies of this work over the years, and we have never handled a copy in tan boards) and laid in is a typed slip, that reads: "THIS BOOK IS PUBLISHED MARCH 7". Nückel's only wordless novel is made up of striking leadcut images, but in the tradition of the work of (early) Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel. "This pitiless story of a girl of the lower classes is curt, bare and powerful. The baseness of the underworld milieu is drawn with unsparing line; but the tale is lifted out of the merely lurid by the honesty of the artist's feelings, by his mastery of his medium. It reaches pure tragedy" - publisher blurb