New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Square octavo [20 cm] Red cloth over boards, with titles and cover illustration in black. Black endpapers. The spine is negligibly sunned, and the cloth at the head of the backstrip is ever so slightly frayed. The front hinge is a bit soft, however the book is still very sturdy. There is a prior owner's name in neat pen in the top fore-edge corner of the title page. No dust jacket. Very good. Item #57220
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."