New York City: The Macaulay Company, 1929. First U.S. Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Fine / Near Fine. Item #009218
8vo., 311pp. plus 9pp. publisher's catalogue in the rear. Beautiful First US Edition and First Edition in English, of this psychological thriller by "...Germany's foremost woman novelist". Originally published in Germany as "Der Fall Deruga" in 1917. Translated from the German by Lorna Dietz. Bound in publisher's original grey cloth with titles and illustration stamped in red on front board and titles in red on spine. Square, tight and clean throughout with a touch of bumping to spine ends but quite minor. Top of spine ever-so-lightly toning. Equally attractive unclipped, though unpriced, dust-jacket has some very minor edge-wear and a tiny closed tear on the top edge that is barely noticeable. Still fresh and bright with no chipping or creases. Quite difficult to find, particularly in nice condition. A simply gorgeous collectable copy of an uncommon title, particularly in such high-grade condition. (Hubin, p.208).