New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Square octavo [20 cm] in once-red cloth faded to orange, with titles and cover illustration in black. Very light wear to boards; rubbing and short, creased tears to jacket, along with longer tear measuring 2" to jacket front cover; light smudging to textblock foot, else interior is unmarked. Very good / very good. Item #57035
Nückel's classic story, told entirely through a collection of striking images, inspired the work of Lynd Ward.
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."