New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Square octavo [20 cm] Red cloth with black printed titles on front board and backstrip. The extremities are a bit darkened and rubbed and the backstrip is gently sunned. The front hinge is just a little shaky at the head, and there is a thin 2" crack in the rear endpaper along the hinge. Very good. Item #52170
Nückel's classic story is told entirely through a collection of striking images.
From the publisher- "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."