ALRAUNE. Translated from the German ... by S. Guy Endore. New York: The John Day Company, 1929. Large octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] [1-2] 3-342 [343: blank] [344: publisher's imprint], illustrated by Mahlon Blaine, original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed, pictorial endpapers. First edition in English. 3000 copies printed. The second Frank Braun novel, first published in German in 1911. The creation of a beautiful artificial woman and her fatal effect upon those who surround her. "... basically a competent retelling of the Frankenstein myth ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-16. Highly regarded by H. P. Lovecraft (see his Supernatural Horror in Literature, p. 47). "... many highly painted scenes and some excellent degenerate characters. An achievement in a florid, noisy way." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 617. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-68. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 288. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 26-8. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-80. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 70. Reginald 04977. See Bloch (2002) 917. A few scuffs and scratches, mainly to rear panel, gold lettering on spine panel dull, a sound, good copy with tight inner hinges and clean interior. (#165608).
"Of this first edition of ALRAUNE / only 3,000 copies have been printed" on copyright page.