THE CADAVER OF GIDEON WYCK by a Medical Student [pseudonym]. Edited by [i.e. written by] Alexander Laing. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1934. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-viii [1-2] 3-376, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Lynd Ward, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition, first printing with the "F&R" monogram on copyright page. "Fascinating murder mystery whose solution turns on matters of teratology (in the narrow medical sense of deformity and mutation in human beings). The graphic details are sufficiently repulsive to have been bowdlerized in some editions." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-121. Bleiler (1978), p. 117. Reginald 08536. Hubin (1994), p. 480. Neat penciled gift inscription dated June 1934 on front free endpaper. Slight spine lean, a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket (designed by Lynd Ward) with shelf wear at edges, mainly spine ends, and short closed tears along lower spine folds. (#130342).
No statement of printing on copyright page. First printing has the "F&R" monogram on copyright page.