New York: John Day Co., 1929.
New York: John Day Co., 1929. First English language edition. Near Fine book retaining its bright topstain and insignia to front board; front hinge a bit tender. Some minor toning internally. In a VG+ price-clipped dust jacket, overall age toned with chipping and loss to extremities; amateur tape repairs and evidence of tape removal to verso.
The twisted tale of the woman Alraune, conceived by artificial insemination and carrying a seed of darkness in her as she grows into maturity. Seductive and magnetic, Alraune spreads a poisonous influence upon those around her. Blending ancient lore with modern social concerns about reproductive and medical technology, the work is made even more macabre by the stark black and white illustrations of the erotic artist Mahlon Blaine. The stuff of nightmares. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #5698)