New York, John Day, 1927. First Edition. First Impression. Important book in the genre. Scarce in the dust jacket; the only copy we've seen. Further to this, the illustrator Mahlon Blaine, has pennd a full page sketch signed and dated 1949. The first English translation of Ewers' first novel (the third in the Frank Braun trilogy). Illustrated throughout with vignettes and decorated endpapers. A wonderful book. [Locke, p79, volume I]. In Bleiler [p70]. The jacket is complete but split vertically near the spine. Vertically creased to rear suggesting that the jacket was folded and filed at some point, perhaps why it's in such good shape. Some chipping to the corners and spine tip. Seller's label to front endpaper, pulling to spine at front showing webbing. Provenance: Christie's 1994. Illustrations by Mahlon Blaine [5968, Hyraxia Books].