New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Square octavo [20 cm] in red cloth with titles and cover illustration in black. Lacks jacket. Dampstain to boards at foot, fading to spine, light soiling to boards, corners bumped; ink name on front free endpaper; front flyleaf, the blank page following, and title page are all completely disbound (but present); dampstain to lower margins of textblock is about 1/2" at its deepest point. Slightly musty. A good reading copy of this influential work. Fair. Item #53427
Nückel's classic story, 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."